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‘Tis the Season to Stay Hydrated…

By | June 18th, 2012|General|

An excessive heat warning has been issued this week, with temps climbing up to 113!!!! The AZ heat is a lot more than a nuisance – it's lethal. Our latest report on heat shows that about 1,400 Arizonans get a heat related illness so serious they end up in a hospital emergency room – hundreds [...]

Water Drive II

By | June 7th, 2012|Behavioral Health, General|

Last year our Agency pulled through big-time during our bottled water drive- collecting and donating 68,000 bottles of water for thirsty homeless folks. This month we’re having our 2nd annual Water Challenge with a goal of 75,000 bottles by the end of June. If we meet the goal of 75,000 bottles collected in June, we’ll all get [...]

Into the Inferno

By | May 19th, 2010|General, Uncategorized|

It’s not just the Phoenix Suns that are hot; your backyard will be one of the hottest places on the globe for the next 4 months.  The heat on the desert floor isn’t just a nuisance, it’s expensive & lethal.  Do you know what to do to protect yourself and your family?  Do you follow [...]

New Heat Study

By | May 18th, 2010|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

In March 2004, our Vital Statistics team produced a special report that examined deaths from exposure to heat in Arizona between 1992-2002.  The report attracted a wide audience well beyond Arizona’s borders. It provided about deaths from heat exposure and analyzed heat mortality occurring in the State to both residents and non-residents (e.g. migrants crossing the desert). We’ve [...]

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