Arizona Health Start Program

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ADHS program helps mothers, babies get off to a healthier start, comprehensive study finds

By | February 10th, 2022|Prevention|

An ADHS program to educate pregnant and postpartum women about the benefits of prenatal care and childhood immunizations is resulting in healthier babies across Arizona.  A comprehensive evaluation covering 2006-2016 found that participation in Arizona’s Health Start Program improved low birthweight and preterm birth outcomes, prenatal care attendance, and on-time child immunizations. The report, which [...]

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Smoking & Pregnancy

By | February 12th, 2015|Prevention|

Smoking during pregnancy remains a risk to the health of Arizona infants.  The Health Status and Vital Statistics Report for 2013 found that 4.4% of Arizona moms smoked during their pregnancy.  Smoking during pregnancy is associated with a significantly increased risk for many birth defects.  A new article found that smoking during pregnancy is associated with [...]