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Block Grants Improve Arizona’s Quality of Life

By | June 17th, 2013|Prevention|

You might have read something I wrote called, “Title This, Title That” where I wrote about Title V, Title XIX and Title XXI… three programs you hear quite a bit about because they provide funding to help us do our work.  The Title V program is the one that helps the work we do with maternal [...]

Infant Mortality: A Call to Action

By | March 25th, 2013|Prevention|

A new program is coming to help address infant mortality rates in Arizona thanks to the leadership of Dr. Maria Manriquez and the Maricopa Integrated Health System- who was awarded a Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns grant from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  They’ll be developing enhanced prenatal care at maternity care homes, [...]

Moms & Kids

By | June 6th, 2012|General|

It’s time for our Bureau of Women’s & Children’s Health and our Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs to complete their annual application for the Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant.  When you hear “Title V”, people are talking about our maternal and child health prevention programs.  These programs work with [...]

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Maximizing Birth Outcomes

By | February 8th, 2011|Newborn Screening, Preparedness, Prevention|

Although we know a lot about the role of proper nutrition, exercise and general health in having a healthy baby, occasionally a baby is born with a special health condition or a birth defect.  Our Newborn Screening Program tests babies for 29 special health conditions including hearing loss.  These conditions, like phenylketonuria (PKU), can be [...]

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resources in AZ

By | January 18th, 2011|Prevention|

To combat teen pregnancy, ADHS uses multiple approaches that best fit with needs of local communities.  Our Bureau of Women’s & Children’s Health has implemented teen pregnancy prevention programs since 1997 and currently administers the Abstinence Education Program and Comprehensive Education using lottery dollars and new federal funding authorized through the Affordable Care Act.   The federal [...]