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What’s Meaningful Use, Anyway?

By | June 26th, 2013|General|

You’ve probably heard the words “meaningful use” thrown around…  but what is it?  Basically, it’s using electronic health record technology to: 1) Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities; 2) Engage patients and family; 3) Improve care coordination, and population and public health; and 4) Maintain privacy and security of patient health information.   Using [...]

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Men’s Health Week Time to Think about Our Health

By | June 13th, 2013|Prevention|

This week is Men’s Health Week - the worldwide event happens every year before Father’s Day calling attention to the issues that affect men’s health. Many groups take the opportunity to talk about men’s health – we should be thinking about our health every week.  The top health issues that impact men’s health are also [...]

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Ending the School Year on the Right Foot

By | May 21st, 2013|General|

Summer is almost here and the kids are wrapping up the school year. Let’s challenge families to end the school year on the right foot. Why not try walking or biking to school? The mornings are still nice enough to walk.  Make it a family activity; role model healthy behavior, leave the car keys at [...]

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A Boost for Safety

By | August 13th, 2012|General, Prevention|

Booster seats dramatically lower the risk of suffering internal damage, serious spinal injury or worse for kids between 5 and 8 years old.  In  fact, 100% of kids ages 5-8, who were killed in Arizona car crashes in 2010 weren’t restrained in a booster seat.    For years, the AZ's Child Fatality Review Team recommended a booster seat [...]

Geneology

By | September 7th, 2011|General|

Ever wandered about your family tree?  Electra Anderson recently started doing some research and was able to find all 13 of her dad’s siblings birth certificates using a resource developed at ADHS by Keith Laubham with nothing but some ingenuity.  It’s called http://genealogy.az.gov/.  Compared to other states, this site is the easiest and most versatile to search.   This [...]

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Recovery Works!

By | August 18th, 2011|General|

The August issue of Recovery WORKS! is now available in our website.  Check it out…there are several new features including a recurring column called “Peer-Run Organizations Profiles” that will briefly highlight the tremendous work by our peer-runs; and the new “State Chatter” box which will share a variety of news from peers, family members, and [...]

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Integrated Care Resource

By | August 3rd, 2011|General|

We’ve probably all heard the saying “life happens”, right?  Sometimes our lives get really complicated with work, bills, family demands and other stress that makes our ability to cope day to day challenging.  This kind of increased stress over time can take a toll on our minds and bodies, so we head off to the [...]

Title V Needs Assessment Complete!

By | August 4th, 2010|General|

  This week our team completed and turned in our 2010 MCH Needs Assessment for the Title V Maternal & Child Health Block Grant (about $7M/year).  The federal Title V program requires us conduct a comprehensive needs assessments every 5 years that identifies state maternal and child health needs and prioritizes them for strategic planning. While needs [...]

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Child Nutrition Act

By | June 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

As you remember from previous posts- the Child Nutrition Act has been introduced in the Senate and moved out of Committee.  This month, a bipartisan group of members in the U.S. House introduced a similar bill to reauthorize and amend the Child Nutrition Act, “Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act.”  The bill is posted at [...]