Regulatory Reform Revolution Continues

By | November 7th, 2013|Licensing|

One of the things I’m most proud of over the last 5 years has been the way we successfully overhauled our regulation licensed healthcare institutions in AZ.  Very few government entities could have accomplished such an all-encompassing regulatory reform effort that creates a new outcome-based system that will improve public health- while maintaining support from the [...]

Clinician Website Up and Running

By | June 4th, 2013|General|

I’m happy to announce that we rolled out our state-of-the-art Arizona Clinician Website this week.  The site provides a one-stop-shop for Arizona clinicians.  The new Clinician Website is designed specifically for clinicians, so they can go to one website and access information directly from the site.   With our old system, if a physician wanted to [...]

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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 [...]

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Public Health Budget

By | May 9th, 2012|General, Newborn Screening|

 The Governor signed the budget this week - here's a look at how some of it affects public health: Behavioral Health Services for folks that don’t Qualify for Medicaid The budget that was just signed includes about $39M in new funding for services for folks with a serious mental illness that don’t qualify for Medicaid.  [...]

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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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