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Arizona Partners in Preparedness are Prepared to Respond to Public Health Emergencies

By | June 20th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness in partnership with State Emergency Management, Ability360, and independent living advocates joined forces to strengthen disaster readiness for persons with disabilities. The statewide Emergency Preparedness Task Force on Access and Functional Needs held the biannual preparedness summit on June 8 that brought together communities, individuals, and organizations working [...]

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Tips for Parents as Kids Head Back to School and Childcare

By | August 12th, 2015|Licensing|

As parents prepare for children to return to school or child care, Bureau of Child Care Licensing has some helpful hints for you to keep in mind to better ensure that your child will be safe and well-cared for in your absence. You can check out a facility’s track record regarding compliance with licensing regulations [...]

Regulatory Reform Update

By | January 22nd, 2013|Licensing|

We’re continuing to make significant progress in our licensing regulatory reform efforts.  Our overall goal is to simplify and streamline our regulations so they align with our strategic plan and map to improve public health outcomes.  The new regulations will more acutely focus on health and safety criteria- and will put more emphasis on outcomes.  [...]

To helmet or not?

By | September 25th, 2012|General, Prevention|

Cooler temperatures have many people looking for new adventures, even in the high country.  Cycling is fun for the entire family, but it’s important to be as safe as possible.  Knowing the rules of the road is important, but so is personal protection – like helmets.  Injuries to the head are the most common among [...]

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Working Together

By | September 24th, 2012|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

I've written many times about how important it is that we work with our partners to protect the health and safety of the people of Arizona.  It’s our responsibility to take advantage of opportunities to teach and practice what we preach.  It’s nice when someone outside acknowledges when someone goes above and beyond which is [...]

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All Aboard the Transformation Express

By | August 23rd, 2012|Behavioral Health|

I’ve written several times about the importance of laying the strong foundation for integration effort through our rule making process.  Three drafts in and countless hours later, the behavioral health integration rulemaking process is beginning to take shape. It was just last fall when we took the show on the road and traveled the state promoting [...]

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Going the Extra Mile

By | September 6th, 2011|General|

Our behavioral health licensing team gets complaints from many sources- but seldom do we read about potentially dangerous conditions in the newspaper.  But that’s just what happened earlier this month.  Our licensing team awoke to read an article in a local newspaper in which the operator stated that they had laid off their clinical director, nurse, [...]

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ACPTC Security Enhancements

By | August 12th, 2010|General|

Last October a person that was awaiting a civil commitment hearing escaped from our Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center ACPTC, which provides for the civil commitment of people who have a mental disorder that predisposes them to commit sexual acts that pose a danger to the health and safety of others.  Fortunately the person that [...]

Seat Belts

By | August 11th, 2010|General|

  Check this out.  Here’s a 3 minute You Tube Video clip that St. Mary's Key Club did on seat belt & texting safety.  St. Mary's High School has participated in ADHS' Battle of the Belt program for 3 years now. This will be played  during morning announcements, etc. in High Schools around the state.

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