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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

By | October 18th, 2018|Prevention|

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, or socioeconomic background. It happens among married or not married couples, those who are dating, living together, and partners in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence comes in many forms. The abuse may be physical, sexual, [...]

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By | October 2nd, 2015|General, Prevention|

Across the country domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women aged 15-44. In Arizona last year, 109 individuals and four dogs lost their lives to domestic violence. During the first five months of 2015, there have been 40 documented domestic violence related deaths. Domestic violence does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter what [...]

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“Health Windows” Provide Important Health Information to Hard-to-Reach Populations

By | April 28th, 2014|Prevention|

Ventanilla de Salud (Health Windows) is a program that improves access to preventive health care, health education, and public health screening at Mexican consular offices throughout the US. There are 5 Ventanillas in AZ (Douglas, Nogales, Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma).  The Ventanillas are operated jointly by the Department of Health of Mexico (Secretaria de Salud [...]

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Behavioral Health Annual Report

By | January 10th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

Our Behavioral Health Services team just finished and published our FY 12 Annual Report.  The new report identifies the number of clients served by service area, funding category and program; and includes programmatic financial reports of revenues, expenditures and administrative costs.  In it, you'll see that we received a total of about $1.46B in funding for FY 2012 for behavioral health services.  Our Agency [...]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By | October 26th, 2012|General, Prevention|

Every day at least 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the U.S.  October is set aside to help bring awareness to the issue - across the country domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women aged 15-44. In Arizona last year, 108 individuals lost their lives to domestic violence; so [...]

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Rules Rollin’ Along

By | September 26th, 2012|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

Our regulatory reform effort in Licensing is rolling along.  We’ve already held rules work group meetings with representatives from behavioral health inpatient and residential facilities and are incorporating the Stakeholder comments into our next iteration of our draft rules.  In November, we’ll start holding rules work group meetings with representatives from behavioral health outpatient settings. This’ll truly [...]

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Women’s Services Expansion Kick In

By | September 20th, 2012|Affordable Care Act, Prevention|

Several prevention-related health services will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans as of a couple of weeks ago as a result of the Affordable Care Act.  The changes are designed to help lower costs and outcomes for a variety of preventative women’s services.  Previously, some insurance companies didn't cover some of the [...]

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All Aboard the Transformation Express

By | August 23rd, 2012|Behavioral Health|

I’ve written several times about the importance of laying the strong foundation for integration effort through our rule making process.  Three drafts in and countless hours later, the behavioral health integration rulemaking process is beginning to take shape. It was just last fall when we took the show on the road and traveled the state promoting [...]

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Behavioral Health Licensing Team – a Catalyst for Change

By | July 1st, 2011|General|

Bill McCarroll was asked to participate and present in an interagency forum regarding the quality assurance issues linked to domestic violence treatment and the courts. This group was designed to bring together key stakeholders invested in studying the behavioral health licensing and treatment nuances in addressing the needs of persons involved in domestic violence. Important conversations [...]

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