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ADHS Awarded CDC Grant to Support the Arizona Maternal Mortality Review Committee

By | August 7th, 2019|Prevention|

The birth of a child is a joyous time of new beginnings and experiences. Tragically, nearly 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of complications during pregnancy or delivery. The loss of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after delivery is devastating. This tragic outcome can be related [...]

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State Loan Repayment Program for Primary Care Providers Serving in Underserved Communities

By | August 31st, 2017|Prevention|

The Arizona State Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment incentives to eligible health care providers who commit to serve in Arizona’s medically underserved communities. Up to $65,000 of loan repayment assistance is available for physicians and dentists in exchange for an initial two-year commitment to serve in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas in Arizona.  [...]

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Preventing Bullying is a Critical Component to a Child’s Development

By | October 17th, 2016|Prevention|

There is a common misconception that bullying is just a part of growing up. The reality is children who bully and those who are bullied can experience negative health outcomes that may last into adulthood. Bullying, like other forms of violence, is about power and control, and that power can be based on popularity, size [...]

Children’s Oral Health a Leading Health Issue in Arizona

By | September 28th, 2016|Prevention|

Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in Arizona. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. In 2015, the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health, Office of Oral Health completed the Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Survey, a [...]

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Stakeholder Meeting Examines Preventive Health for Adolescents

By | June 7th, 2016|Prevention|

Adolescence is a critical period of change. It is a time when teens develop life skills needed to successfully transition from childhood to adulthood that includes physical, intellectual and emotional changes. Adolescents who receive preventive health care are more likely to graduate from high school, and are more prepared to make that successful transition to [...]

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Free Trainings to Learn about Adolescent Brain Development

By | May 4th, 2016|Prevention|

Adolescence is a critical developmental period that can have a significant impact on a person’s life course therefore, it is essential that those working with young people are better able to understand and connect with them. This is even more important when working with youth who have experienced any form of trauma. Our Bureau of [...]

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Oral Health in Children is a Critical Factor in Overall Health

By | December 31st, 2015|Prevention|

Good oral health is important to a child’s social, physical and mental development. Even though tooth decay can be prevented, most children in Arizona still get cavities. To assess the current oral health status of Arizona’s elementary school children, our Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health, with support from First Things First, coordinated a statewide oral health [...]

Sexual Assault Awareness

By | April 28th, 2011|Prevention|

ADHS joins the rest of the nation in recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  The goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to help communities and individuals learn how they can prevent sexual violence.  The theme of this year’s campaign is “It’s time … to get involved,” which highlights the [...]

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Preconception Health II

By | December 2nd, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

If you picked up a U.S. Vital Statistics edition in say 1940, you’d notice an emphasis on stillbirth statistics in the maternal and child health sections. Today while infant mortality (rather than stillbirths) receives more attention as a sentinel indicator of maternal and child health, it’s still significant.  You may recall reading in a previous [...]

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Title V Needs Assessment Complete!

By | August 4th, 2010|General|

  This week our team completed and turned in our 2010 MCH Needs Assessment for the Title V Maternal & Child Health Block Grant (about $7M/year).  The federal Title V program requires us conduct a comprehensive needs assessments every 5 years that identifies state maternal and child health needs and prioritizes them for strategic planning. While needs [...]

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