E-Cigarettes are the Next Battlefront in Tobacco Prevention

By | June 10th, 2016|General, Prevention|

In the last several years electronic cigarettes have gained popularity, especially among youth, as a “safe” alternative to traditional cigarettes. A recent report from the CDC showed that while youth smoking rates are decreasing nationwide and in Arizona, there has been a significant rise in the use of e-cigarettes. The report showed that the rise in use [...]

The 14th Annual SunWise Poster Contest is here

By | February 24th, 2016|General|

The winning poster from 2015 While the beautiful Arizona weather and landscape provides us with opportunities for outdoor fun year round, we sometimes overlook the importance of exercising sun safe practices.  To help raise awareness of the importance of sun safety, our SunWise Program is launching the 14th Annual Poster Contest for children from pre-K [...]

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Be Part of the Mental Health Solution

By | March 29th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

Students can’t be academically successful when they’re battling anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other common conditions.  Nearly 50% of lifetime mental disorders begin by the mid-teens.  That’s why we’ve launched a partnership with Kognito Interactive to educate middle and high-school teachers how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health disorders that have the potential [...]

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2013 US Public Health Service Symposium Coming to the Valley

By | March 14th, 2013|Prevention|

The 2013 US Public Health Service’s Scientific and Training Symposiumwill be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Arizona from May 21 to 23, 2013. The Symposium is affordable and presents a range of continuing education, training and networking opportunities for public health folks at all levels as well as students and teachers interested in public [...]

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Food Day

By | July 26th, 2012|General|

On October 24, 2012—and on the days and weeks before and after—thousands of Americans will gather in schools, college campuses, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals to talk about what's right and wrong with our diets and whole food system and how to fix them. Food Day unites people from all walks of life—parents, teachers, [...]

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Public Health Professional Development Opportunity

By | March 14th, 2012|General|

The U of A has developed an Arizona Public Health Training Center whose mission is to assess, develop, and deliver training to current and future public health professionals and other community leaders... building and strengthening our public health infrastructure.  One of their strategies is to develop what they call "academic health departments".   They've asked us to partner with them and become an academic health department, which [...]

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