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The 14th Annual SunWise Poster Contest is here

By | February 24th, 2016|General|

The winning poster from 2015 While the beautiful Arizona weather and landscape provides us with opportunities for outdoor fun year round, we sometimes overlook the importance of exercising sun safe practices.  To help raise awareness of the importance of sun safety, our SunWise Program is launching the 14th Annual Poster Contest for children from pre-K [...]

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President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

By | July 18th, 2013|General|

If you’re a product of the 60s and 70s like me… you probably remember that the President’s Council on Physical Fitness  was a big deal in elementary school.  At least it was in Tucson where I grew up.  By practicing things like chin ups, rope climbing, and running a mile in a certain time you could qualify [...]

Hearing and Vision Screening

By | February 19th, 2013|General, Newborn Screening|

According to the CDC about 15% of school age kids have some hearing loss.  Children who are hard of hearing will find it harder to learn vocabulary, grammar, word order, and other parts of verbal communication.  Newborn hearing loss occurs in about 1 in 5,000 births- which is why it’s so important that AZ kids [...]

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Implementing Our Strategic Plan- Prioritize and Address Public Health Risks

By | April 26th, 2012|Prevention|

Our team from Environmental Health was in the Dewey-Humboldt area at their elementary school gym providing free blood lead tests for area kids.  There's been some community concerns about possible lead poisoning in children because of the nearby Iron King Mine and a smelter that once operated in the area.   Lead poisoning in AZ (we have about 300 cases [...]

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By | September 6th, 2011|General|

Some of my most memorable moments of elementary school are about things that happened at lunchtime.  Back in the day, lunchtime lasted just as long as all the other periods.  It’s still that way in some places- but in others lunch hasn’t been competing for time as successfully with the other academic priorities. The School [...]

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