Sequestration and Our Mission

By | March 12th, 2013|General|

No doubt the word “ Sequestration” is front and center in your vocabulary these days.  This is just a quick note to forecast how it might impact our mission.  For starters… the main impacts from federal sequestration (i.e. the federal budget reduction for some programs) will be related to the services that we provide and [...]

Comments Off on Sequestration and Our Mission

Empowering Opportunity

By | February 4th, 2013|General|

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council just released a grant opportunity for folks that would like to get info out to folks with developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers, professionals empowering persons with developmental disabilities and their families.  The goal is to provide easy to understand and practical information out that promotes informed decision making when [...]

Comments Off on Empowering Opportunity

New AZ Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Website

By | July 12th, 2012|General|

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council finished it's website makeover this week at  One of our goals for the last couple of years has been to become a more efficient hub of information for folks with disabilities, their families and providers.  The site uses something called an Ektron operating platform which is designed for ease of use, meaning it's easy [...]

Comments Off on New AZ Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Website

Let’s Get Kids Off to a Healthy Start

By | July 19th, 2011|Licensing, Prevention|

We know from research that the first five years of a child’s life are incredibly important. The brain is still being formed, and we have the chance to impact a kid’s whole life by building a strong foundation.  One of the best places for public health to get involved is through child care. At ADHS, [...]

Comments Off on Let’s Get Kids Off to a Healthy Start

Transforming Communities

By | June 8th, 2011|Prevention|

The CDC released their grant guidance for the upcoming Community Transformation Grants a couple of weeks ago.  The objective of the grant is to support the implementation (and evaluation) of evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base [...]

Comments Off on Transforming Communities

CDC Launches Funding Assistance Site

By | February 28th, 2011|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

The CDC launched their new CDC Funding Assistance Data and Profiles site this week.  The website provides quick access to information on CDC’s funding in states and territories like grants and cooperative agreements to state and local health departments, universities, and other public and private agencies for a variety of public health programs.

Comments Off on CDC Launches Funding Assistance Site

New “Health Center Access Point” Grants

By | August 24th, 2010|General|

The HHS announced availability of the “Health Center New Access Point” Grants.  Up to $250M is available for the delivery of primary health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations under the Health Center Program.  A new access point is a new full-time service delivery site that provides comprehensive primary and preventive health care services. [...]

Comments Off on New “Health Center Access Point” Grants