The website for National Public Health Week, which will run April 6-12 this year, is now open for business. Visit www.nphw.org to stay abreast of information and events and access the NPHW toolkit. The toolkit contains fact sheets, media outreach materials, suggested community events, legislative information and other helpful resources and activities. This year’s NPHW focuses on the goal of making the U.S. the “Healthiest Nation in One Generation — by 2030.” You can sign up to be a national, state or local partner here.
About the Director
Cara M. Christ, M.D., M.S. became Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services in May 2015. Dr. Christ has served the agency for more than nine years. Among her many accomplishments at ADHS, Dr. Christ collaborated with health partners and stakeholders to develop strategic plans for infectious disease prevention and control including the Governor’s Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. She was involved in leading statewide efforts during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and worked with partners to find solutions to improve childhood vaccination programs. In 2012, Dr. Christ managed the development and implementation of 20 Articles of Arizona Administrative Code for Health Care Institutions allowing integration of physical and behavioral health services statewide. Dr. Christ obtained her master's degree in microbiology with an emphasis in molecular virology and public health. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Follow the Director on Twitter @DrCaraChrist.
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