Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease

/Tag:Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease

Behavioral Health Kicking the Habit

By | September 13th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General|

For the past 16 months, our folks in the Division of Behavioral health and our Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease and ASHline have been working to train clinical behavioral health staff in Maricopa and Pima Counties on how to get folks into smoking cessation (quit) services.  The overall goal of this collaboration was to establish [...]

Comments Off on Behavioral Health Kicking the Habit

Maricopa Integrated Health System Goes Smoke Free

By | June 10th, 2011|General, Prevention|

The Maricopa Integrated Health System has been recognized as a QUITZone for going smoke-free.  Our Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease and the UA Healthcare Partnership honored them this week for their efforts to “walk-the-talk” in promoting healthy lifestyles and combating the health and cost burdens of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. To help achieve a [...]

Comments Off on Maricopa Integrated Health System Goes Smoke Free

Preventing Teen Pregnancy

By | April 27th, 2011|Prevention|

Preventing teen pregnancy could save the United States about $9 Billion per year.Teen mothers face higher rates of preterm birth, and their kids have higher rates of low birth weight, and infant death.  Teen mothers are more likely to drop out of high school and remain single parents.They’re more likely to be jailed at some time [...]

Conversations on Cancer

By | April 21st, 2011|Prevention|

Chronic diseases are responsible for 70% of deaths among Arizonans each year and 75% of health spending. These diseases are often preventable and can be managed effectively when detected early. While many factors can contribute to chronic diseases, it is important to understand that you can greatly lower your risk of developing a chronic disease, [...]

Comments Off on Conversations on Cancer

Kids and tobacco

By | December 5th, 2010|Prevention|

The Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease sponsored their 2010 Youth Première Event to mobilize Arizona youth in the battle against tobacco. This event marked the first time youth from around the State were brought together to learn about establishing a comprehensive and sustainable statewide youth coalition on issues related to tobacco control and addiction. [...]

Comments Off on Kids and tobacco