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AZ Obesity Update

By | July 6th, 2010|General, Prevention|

The Trust for America’s Health released their annual obesity report.  Overall, the national trend toward increasing obesity rates continued it’s march forward.  Arizona ranked in the middle of the pack, but the pack itself in increasingly unhealthy.  More than two-thirds of states have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. In 1991, no state had an [...]

"Sink or Swim" Exercise

By | June 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|

Our preparedness team organized and executed a Functional Exercise on Tuesday last week to test Arizona’s hospital system for Interoperable Communications, Tracking of Bed Availability, Deploying Volunteer Health Professionals, Fatality Management, and Medical Evacuation/Shelter-In-Place capabilities.  The exercise focused on hospital, local health, and state health Emergency Operations Center coordination.    The exercise scenario was called Sink [...]

“Sink or Swim” Exercise

By | June 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|

Our preparedness team organized and executed a Functional Exercise on Tuesday last week to test Arizona’s hospital system for Interoperable Communications, Tracking of Bed Availability, Deploying Volunteer Health Professionals, Fatality Management, and Medical Evacuation/Shelter-In-Place capabilities.  The exercise focused on hospital, local health, and state health Emergency Operations Center coordination.    The exercise scenario was called Sink [...]

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Program Launched

By | June 17th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

We’ve made a lot of progress toward doing something about one of the biggest killers in the state and U.S.- cardiac arrest.  We’ve published peer-reviewed journal articles that demonstrate the superiority of the new hands-only CPR technique, implemented the new approach throughout the EMS community, made inroads with getting the public aware of the new [...]

2010 American Fitness Report

By | June 2nd, 2010|General, Prevention|

Which city do you think is overall more fit and healthy, Phoenix or Pittsburgh.  I won’t give you the answer, you’ll have to go to this year’s The ACSM American Fitness Index Report at  http://www.americanfitnessindex.org/ to get the answer.  They put this report out every year to help city planners, policy makers, health educators, and [...]