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Telling the Public Health Story

By | July 5th, 2012|General|

One of the key elements of our Strategic Plan is to “Build Public Health Value.” One of the best ways to do that is to tell good stories that capture people’s attention and imagination- stories that highlight the value of public health.  During our Division of Licensing’s employee recognition event last week, Larry Martens read [...]

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Strategic Plan Update

By | June 13th, 2012|General|

Strategic Effectiveness is defined by three essential components:  Formulate a Plan, Implement the Plan, and Review and Adjust.  Many times we do the first two and forget to come back to the third most important step needed for true progress to occur.   To “review and adjust,” our senior leadership met in mid-April to do an annual [...]

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AZ Leads the Way to Reducing Teen Pregnancies

By | April 10th, 2012|Prevention|

Teen pregnancy is a key public health indicator because of the profound negative health outcomes related to a lack of education and economic opportunity.   For example, only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma versus approximately 90% of their peers.  The disadvantages caused by a teen pregnancy can last a lifetime- and even spill over to [...]

ADHS Receives Award to Participate in National Quality Improvement Demonstration Initiative

By | March 15th, 2012|General|

We just received a new grant award from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Quality Improvement Demonstration Initiative!  Arizona was only one of only 5 states with a successful application.  This is great for Arizona for a number of reasons.   First, it’ll help prepare [...]

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Looking to the Horizon

By | September 27th, 2011|General|

I’m proud of a ton of things that we’ve accomplished for the folks of Arizona over the last 2 ½ years together.  Two of the things that I’m most proud of has been our collective ability to think clearly about ways that we can achieve better health outcomes in Arizona using creative thinking, enthusiasm and [...]

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