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Multiple Chronic Conditions- an Expensive Public Health Threat

By | October 17th, 2011|Prevention|

I’ve written several pieces over the last few weeks highlighting our efforts to better integrate primary healthcare into the treatment plans for folks with mental illnesses- but the issue of providing better coordinated care for folks with multiple chronic medical conditions is really far bigger than this integration issue.  More than 25% of Americans have multiple [...]

New Public Health Prevention Grant Award

By | October 4th, 2011|General|

Great news!  The CDC gave us a heads up this week that AZ will be receiving a new $842,000 Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion grant.  While all states were guaranteed $300,000 on a non-competitive basis, we successfully competed for a supplemental award.  We’ll be able to be able to address the leading causes of [...]

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Own Your Own Health Data

By | September 20th, 2011|General|

For years, you’ve heard that you should take your health care into your own hands.  It may soon be easier because HHS wants you to be able to access your electronic health care records.  One key argument to give people access is if they know what is there, they’ll ask better questions or even make notes [...]

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National Public Health Prevention Plan Released

By | June 21st, 2011|Prevention|

The national Public Health Prevention Plan was released last week, with a clear emphasis on the critical contributors to health.  The 4 broad strategic directions for the plan are: Building healthy and safe community environments, Expanding quality preventive services in both clinical and community settings, Empowering people to make healthy choices, and Eliminating health disparities. This [...]

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Top 10 Public Health Accomplishments 2000 – 2010

By | June 6th, 2011|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

The major public health achievements of the first 10 years of the 21st century included improvements in vaccine preventable and infectious diseases, reductions in deaths from certain chronic diseases, declines in deaths and injuries from motor vehicle crashes, and more, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 10 domestic [...]

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, [...]

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Incentivizing Chronic Disease Self-Management

By | April 12th, 2011|Prevention|

This month AHCCCS told us that they’ve picked our Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease as the state applicant for HHS’ Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases Grant.  The grant proposal (which will be developed with AHCCCS) must be turned in to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services early next month.  The grant [...]

Whole Grains Campaign

By | February 23rd, 2011|Prevention|

The Arizona Nutrition Network just launched a new campaign targeting Whole Grains.  The goal is to educate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants on the importance and benefits of eating plenty of whole grains.  Whole grains are great because they give you fiber, B vitamins including folate and they are low in fat, reducing your risk [...]