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Building Healthy Chefs @ AZ Pre-schools

By | March 11th, 2011|Licensing, Prevention|

Our Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity just completed a series of free cooking-based nutrition trainings for childcare providers in Arizona.  The Cooking Matters curriculum from Share our Strength, as part of the Wal-Mart Foundation Health Initiatives, gives childcare providers the opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a limited budget and [...]

Next Fiscal Year’s Budget – pt 4

By | January 27th, 2011|General|

On January 15, 2011, the Governor released her proposed budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2011. Our part of the budget in the link above is on pages 105 through 111.  You kinda need to be a budgeteer to understand some of it, so I’ll try to distill it down a little [...]

New Year’s Resolutions & Public Health

By | December 31st, 2010|General, Prevention|

Our Tobacco Prevention Program will be hitting targeted audiences (lower income Arizonans) a few days before New Years and during January with smoking cessation messages. There’s no better time to motivate folks to quit smoking than January because that’s the time of year when people generally set health goals for themselves.  The ads (funded by [...]

Masters in Public Health Program Comes to the Valley

By | December 30th, 2010|General|

The new Phoenix-Collaborative MPH in Public Health Practice program as well as a distance learning Graduate Certificate in Public Health are two great options for individuals looking to advance their knowledge about public health. The Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice is a new interdisciplinary program that prepares students to develop the public [...]

Community Health Center Expansion News

By | December 29th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Prevention|

The US Department of Health and Human Services is in line to receive $11 Billion in funding over the next 5 years for the operation, expansion and construction of health centers nationwide.  These funds will be made available through a nationwide competitive grant application process.  Our Bureau of Health Systems Development is the Arizona designated [...]

Flu Season

By | November 9th, 2010|Preparedness|

Last year at this time the new H1N1 flu virus was going gangbusters.  Loads of Arizonans were getting sick (especially kids), the vaccine was still in short supply.  The county health departments were prioritizing which doctors could get the vaccine.  What a difference a year makes.   Flu activity across the country is light (so far), [...]

Another New AZ Health Status & Vital Statistics Report

By | September 28th, 2010|Preparedness|

We published one of our most popular annual documents this month, our 500-page Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics Annual Report.  It provides refined health statistics on pregnancies, births, reportable diseases, deaths, inpatient hospitalizations, emergency room visits, marriages, divorces and population of the State. The site got more than 2,000,000 hits last year!  The report provides [...]

Another New AZ Health Status & Vital Statistics Report

By | September 28th, 2010|Preparedness|

We published one of our most popular annual documents this month, our 500-page Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics Annual Report.  It provides refined health statistics on pregnancies, births, reportable diseases, deaths, inpatient hospitalizations, emergency room visits, marriages, divorces and population of the State. The site got more than 2,000,000 hits last year!  The report provides [...]

ADHS Scores New Heat Illness Prevention Grant

By | September 1st, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

The scorching summer of 2005 motivated us to get our act together and do a better job preventing heat related illnesses in Arizona.  That summer, we completed a needs assessment and developed a Heat Emergency Response Plan and Heat Brochure that identifies interventions using triggers from the National Weather Service.  These days, we identify risk [...]

Yet Another Obesity Call to Action

By | August 19th, 2010|General|

You probably think I sound like a broken record because I’m always writing about obesity…  but it really is the dominant public health issue of our time.  Last week, the CDC released its latest Vital Signs report called "State-Specific Obesity Prevalence Among Adults – United States, 2009,"…  which finds that nine states had an obesity [...]