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Weigh in on Arizona’s Maternal & Child Health Block Grant

By | March 12th, 2014|Prevention|

Our Women’s and Children’s Health team administers the AZ federal maternal Child Health Block Grant.  This grant is authorized through Title V of the Social Security Act and has been in place since 1935.  Every 5 years we look at the health and well-being of Arizona’s women and children and develop our top priorities based [...]

Our Most Popular Annual Report Goes Mobile

By | January 27th, 2014|General|

Every year our most popular annual report (it’s not even close) is called the Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics Annual Report.  We released the 2012 Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics Annual Report this week- and this time it’s mobile friendly so can pull it up on your IPad, IPhone and other Android devices.  The document contains hotlinks and [...]

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CDC Sortable Stats

By | September 2nd, 2013|General|

There’s a new CDC Sortable Stats web application that went live a couple of weeks ago that provides an interactive tool to analyze behavioral risk factors and health indicators compiled from various published CDC and federal sources.  You can search by state for things like death rates (e.g.  infant mortality, heart disease, motor vehicle death rates, [...]

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What’s Our Most Popular Report?

By | June 7th, 2013|General|

It's called the 2011 Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics Annual Report... and last year's report got hit upon 2,000,000 times.  It gives our most granular public health information of the year including refined health statistics on pregnancies, births, reportable diseases, deaths, inpatient hospitalizations, emergency room visits, marriages, divorces and population for Arizona.  The report provides critical data for health policy formulation, [...]

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Infant Mortality: A Call to Action

By | March 25th, 2013|Prevention|

A new program is coming to help address infant mortality rates in Arizona thanks to the leadership of Dr. Maria Manriquez and the Maricopa Integrated Health System- who was awarded a Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns grant from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  They’ll be developing enhanced prenatal care at maternity care homes, [...]

The Health Care/Public Health Continuum

By | March 13th, 2013|Prevention|

In the world of health care- the clinician works with patients individually. They examine various indicators of health for their patient including direct observations and laboratory or other diagnostic tests and implement interventions to help their patient improve their health. Providers also encourage their patients to live healthy lifestyles and take safety precautions- and help [...]

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New Border Health Resources

By | May 7th, 2012|General|

Obesity, injury prevention, teen pregnancy, and substance abuse are all border health priorities.  Our prevention team put together an inventory identifying current programs addressing these priority areas in AZs border communities.  Our WIC program and Arizona Nutrition Network reach thousands of low-income women and kids along the border- improving nutrition and reducing obesity.  Programs like our Sexual Violence Prevention & Education and Safe Kids [...]

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The Health Care/Public Health Continuum

By | November 29th, 2011|General, Prevention|

In the world of health care- the clinician works with patients individually.  They examine various indicators of health for their patient including direct observations and laboratory or other diagnostic tests and implement interventions to help their patient improve their health.  Providers also encourage their patients to live healthy lifestyles and take safety precautions- and help [...]

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AZ’s Improving Our Birth Outcomes

By | November 1st, 2010|Prevention|

Did you know that Arizona achieved an historic low Infant Mortality Rate (5.9 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) in 2009?  Infant mortality has long been a public health barometer to assess the general health of a community because good birth outcomes require a host of things to go right. There are many risk [...]

Title This, Title That

By | July 28th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Uncategorized|

You’ve most likely heard the words Title XIX, Title XXI, and Title V (aka Title 19, Title 21, Title 5) bandied about in the halls and elevators throughout your careers- but some of you might not know what those words mean.  Here’s a thumbnail sketch: Title V When you hear someone say “Title V”, they’re [...]