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ADHS Has Several Programs that Aim to Improve Birth Outcomes

By | November 5th, 2019|Prevention|

Every year the March of Dimes releases grades based on the National Center for Health Statistics data to calculate preterm birth rates. Arizona received a “C+” grade in the 2019 Premature Birth Report Card, an improvement from last year’s report when Arizona received a “C” grade. The report further highlights disparities across racial and ethnic [...]

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Arizona’s State of Obesity 2019

By | September 16th, 2019|Prevention|

A new report was released by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) that shows 29.5 percent of Arizona adults are obese, ranking our state 34th in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. We are tied with Alaska and Nevada at that ranking. Nine states have adult obesity rates above 35 percent in [...]

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Being Active Every Day Can Improve Your Health

By | February 28th, 2019|Prevention|

Physical activity is fun, can be done anywhere and anytime, and can have positive benefits to your health. From now until the end of July, the Arizona Department of Health Services’ AZ Health Zone is featuring a new public awareness campaign called “Every. Day. Active.”  The campaign includes statewide digital ads and social media that shows [...]

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National Farm to School Month

By | October 12th, 2018|General, Prevention|

October is National Farm to School Month. Schools and early care and education programs throughout Arizona are participating in the 2018 Farm Fresh Challenge sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education. Participating sites are working to serve more products that are Arizona grown and raised. School garden celebration and other events are taking place to [...]

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Arizona’s State of Obesity 2018

By | September 21st, 2018|Prevention|

When it comes to the battle of the obesity epidemic, Arizona is doing better than many states, but obesity rates here and across the country are still alarmingly high.  New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 29.5% of Arizona adults are obese, ranking our state 30th in the nation. This year’s Arizona obesity [...]

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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

By | August 6th, 2018|Prevention|

Going to a farmers market with your family can be great fun! Join with me in celebrating National Farmers Market Week. Worried about the heat? Some markets have moved indoors for the summer and others have early hours. Use AZ Health Zone's fantastic map to find a market near your home. You can narrow your [...]

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New National Campaign Encourages Healthy Eating

By | October 31st, 2017|Prevention|

The American Heart Association has launched Healthy For Good, a campaign built on four core ideas: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. It is free to join and will help you stay on track with shareable tips, videos and hacks. Here are a few on tips from the campaign how to “eat [...]

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