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Block Grants Improve Arizona’s Quality of Life

By | June 17th, 2013|Prevention|

You might have read something I wrote called, “Title This, Title That” where I wrote about Title V, Title XIX and Title XXI… three programs you hear quite a bit about because they provide funding to help us do our work.  The Title V program is the one that helps the work we do with maternal [...]

Public Health Budget

By | May 9th, 2012|General, Newborn Screening|

 The Governor signed the budget this week - here's a look at how some of it affects public health: Behavioral Health Services for folks that don’t Qualify for Medicaid The budget that was just signed includes about $39M in new funding for services for folks with a serious mental illness that don’t qualify for Medicaid.  [...]

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AZ Biomedical Research Commission Roadmap

By | December 28th, 2011|General|

Last legislative session, the Legislature and Governor made a statutory change that moved the AZ Biomedical Research Commission to our agency.   The Commission basically awards contracts for research projects that translate into interventions to save lives.  Our funding (a few million dollars per year) comes from tobacco taxes and some lottery funds.  Shoana Anderson has volunteered to serve as [...]

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Working Together for Health & Wellness

By | September 21st, 2011|Behavioral Health|

We’ve had to make lots of difficult decisions in response to the ongoing funding shortfalls in our behavioral health system (as well as everywhere in state government).  Many decisions (while painful in the short term) have been necessary to maintain long term system stability as Arizona continues to emerge from this unprecedented fiscal crisis.  While [...]

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