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Interactive Map of Arizona Licensed Facilities

By | June 30th, 2014|General, Licensing|

Navigating the vast number, type, and location of licensed facilities just got easier. Our GIS team developed a terrific interactive website that can help you find information about a specific facility or facility type in the State. The ADHS Licensed Facilities application features Long Term Care Facilities, Hospitals, group homes for folks with developmental disabilities, Residential, Medical, Childcare, and [...]

Surveillance & Intervention Treasure Trove

By | March 15th, 2012|Prevention|

We’ve got a treasure trove of statewide public health indicators website called “Arizona Health Matters” which has a wealth of information about the health status of Arizonans- and includes lots of other interesting data including Promising Practices and Evidence Based Interventions.  The site includes more than 100 health and quality of life indicators, an [...]

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Community Health Diagnostics

By | December 15th, 2011|General|

Last week I wrote about the Health Care/Public Health Continuum…  in which I described how in the public health world the community is the patient.  In order to assess and better help the patient we need to have indicators and surveillance data to help us construct and implement interventions.  One of our primary goals over [...]

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Outcomes- Public Health’s Lighthouse

By | November 18th, 2011|Behavioral Health, Prevention|

One of our primary goals over the last couple of years has been to shift the focus of our performance measures toward actual outcomes.  In other words, we don’t want to measure our success on simple activities like whether we did an intervention, placed an ad, or whether someone’s paperwork is right- but on whether [...]

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Community Health Data Initiative

By | June 22nd, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

Earlier this month, the US Department of Health & Human Services announced a new public-private effort that aims to help Americans understand health and health care performance in their communities and to help spark and facilitate action to improve performance.  It’s called the Community Health Data Initiative l.  The goals are to provide Community Health [...]

Health Matters Web Resource

By | April 14th, 2010|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

We rolled out our new public health information system …  called Arizona Health Matters  It’s an electronic o­ne stop source of unbiased data and information about community health and healthy communities in general. It’s intended to help planners, policy makers, and community members learn about issues and identify improvements.  On the site, you can [...]

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