Help & Advice for New Parents at Home

By | September 20th, 2013|General|

Guest blog by Mary Ellen Cunningham, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health All new parents have experienced a version of this thought when they bring home their helpless, tiny newborn:  “I have no idea what I am doing.”  We also know now how terribly important those first years are for baby.  The brain development in [...]

Stop the Silent Killer

By | August 15th, 2013|Prevention|

Drowning happens quickly and quietly in a matter of minutes.   It happens in all kinds of places – bathtubs, swimming pools, buckets – anything with water.  So far this year in Arizona, 27 people have died including 6 children.  Last year that number was sixty - 20 were children.  August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month.  [...]

ADES Offices Win National Nutrition Medals

By | November 17th, 2010|Prevention|

Two ADES offices in Maricopa County were awarded Bronze Medals for the prestigious  2010 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Hunger Champion Award.  The East Southern Office in Phoenix, and the Gilbert Office on W. Guadalupe both received the Bronze Award, and were chosen from DES offices all over the U.S. The USDA only gave out 23 [...]

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Home Visiting Needs Assessment

By | October 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Recent research on brain development has found long-term benefits for families when they receive home visits during pregnancy and after the birth of a child.  Benefits include enhanced child health and development, reduced child abuse and neglect, early identification and treatment of developmental delays and health issues, improved pregnancy outcomes, improved self-sufficiency of the family, [...]

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