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Informed Consent Website Up & Running

By | November 26th, 2012|General|

Last legislative session the Governor signed HB 2036- which amends state law regarding abortions. Some parts of the law are pending legal challenges, but the parts requiring us to develop a website were unaffected- and our new informed consent site just went up.  The website lists agencies and services that are available to assist women throughout [...]

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Prematurity Report Card

By | November 13th, 2012|Prevention|

The March of Dimes just released its annual report card marking how well states are doing in the battle to lower the percentage of babies born prematurely.  Being born too soon can cause long-term disabilities in children including cerebral palsy, developmental delay, respiratory problems and vision and hearing problems.  Sadly, prematurity is also the leading [...]

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Women’s Services Expansion Kick In

By | September 20th, 2012|Affordable Care Act, Prevention|

Several prevention-related health services will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans as of a couple of weeks ago as a result of the Affordable Care Act.  The changes are designed to help lower costs and outcomes for a variety of preventative women’s services.  Previously, some insurance companies didn't cover some of the [...]

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The Push to Stop Preterm Births

By | July 2nd, 2012|Prevention|

On June 18, we held a news conference with the Arizona March of Dimes and the Arizona Perinatal Trust to officially launch a new campaign to reduce preventable preterm births.  We got great coverage this week, including a FOX News interview  that aired in several other cities across the country.  We’ve joined a national challenge issued by [...]

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Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait

By | April 13th, 2012|Prevention|

Being born too soon is the number one killer of infants in Arizona and in the nation (birth defects is a close second).  Death rates from prematurity are declining but babies born too soon (before 37 weeks) often face medical, developmental and social challenges as they get older. More than 8,000 babies in Arizona were born too soon [...]

For the Modern AZ Mom

By | March 7th, 2012|General, Prevention|

Please join us in encouraging pregnant women and new moms to sign up for Text4baby.  Text4baby is a program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition that provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them give their babies the best possible start in life. Text4baby is the country’s first free, health education program [...]

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