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New Online Course Addresses Perinatal Depression

By | September 10th, 2015|General|

Perinatal depression is one of the most common medical complications women experience during pregnancy and the first 12 months after delivery.  It can affect up to one in seven women and if left untreated and undetected, perinatal depression can be damaging to the growth and healthy development of very young children as well as the [...]

Tobacco Use & the Target Market

By | November 15th, 2012|Prevention|

One of the things you learn in business school is the importance of using the concept of a “target market” as a core of your business marketing plan.  That’s what we do when it comes to tobacco cessation.  We examine our tobacco surveillance data and look at demographic patterns for target populations and look for the [...]

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Let’s Celebrate Wellness this Week!

By | September 22nd, 2011|General|

Guest blog by:  From the Division of Behavioral Health Services Let’s Celebrate Wellness this Week!  You are invited to join Arizonans this FRIDAY, September 23  to participate in the Line Dance for Wellness and Recovery which will be held at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza (next to the Capitol Lawn in Phoenix) and at DeMeester [...]

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2011 Department Priorities Spotlight- Behavioral Health

By | December 13th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

Last week, I outlined goals and priorities for the Licensing Division in the coming year.  This week I’ll hit on the Division of Behavioral Health… One of our primary objectives will be to better integrate behavioral health, physical health, and wellness at the "retail" level (i.e. at the point of care).  By strengthening integration and [...]