Children’s Rehabilitative Services Transferring to AHCCCS January 1

By | October 1st, 2010|Prevention|

AHCCCS will take over the administrative oversight (and the statutory responsibilities) of the Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) program on January 1.  The CRS program (which began in the 1920s as the Crippled Children's Program) provides medical care and support services to kids who have certain chronic or disabling conditions.  This administrative change won’t impact the kids [...]

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ADHS Status

By | July 21st, 2010|General, Newborn Screening|

We’ve got a lot to be proud of over the last year and an half.  It’s been hard, I know because of all of the budget reductions and the lower staffing level.  On the other hand, we’ve got an incredible mission and we’re doing a good job.  I often tell people that we work in [...]

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ADHS Budget Summary

By | March 29th, 2010|General|

I don’t have to tell you that we’ve faced unprecedented challenges over the last couple of years.  State revenues have declined for nearly 3 years now, and we’ve dramatically reduced our spending and staffing levels in an effort to bring spending in line with state revenues.  Excluding the money that goes toward the matching funds [...]

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Budget Signed

By | March 19th, 2010|General|

Thursday afternoon the Governor signed the budget bills that the Legislature passed that prescribed budgets for the remaining part of FY 2010 and FY 2011.  The deal is complicated and contains lots of details.  Most of the provisions for our agency pertain to reductions in services that will begin next fiscal year (which starts July 1)- including orders to [...]

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