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New Year’s Resolutions & Public Health

By | December 31st, 2010|General, Prevention|

Our Tobacco Prevention Program will be hitting targeted audiences (lower income Arizonans) a few days before New Years and during January with smoking cessation messages. There’s no better time to motivate folks to quit smoking than January because that’s the time of year when people generally set health goals for themselves.  The ads (funded by [...]

Acting Shmackting

By | September 2nd, 2010|Behavioral Health, General, Preparedness|

I’m glad to announce that Rodgers Wilson, MD is our permanent Behavioral Health Medical Director. Dr. Wilson oversees the clinical/prevention and quality management/medical management areas of our behavioral health system.  He has spearheaded Quarterly Health Initiatives that address common physical health needs among individuals with behavioral health illnesses and is currently developing collaborative training programs [...]

Mental Health ED Visits

By | August 3rd, 2010|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

Did you know that nearly 1/8 of all emergency department visits in the US are because of a mental disorder, substance abuse problem or both? A new federal report found that depression and other mood disorders accounted for 43% of behavioral health visits, 26% were for anxiety disorders and 23% involved alcohol-related problems. These data are [...]

ADHS E-Communications Site

By | August 2nd, 2010|General|

Just a reminder that you can sign up for electronic notifications in your in-box of our media releases, and lots of other cool communications like our weekly, in-season, healthy recipe at:  Tell your friends too.

Substance Abuse in AZ

By | July 19th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Uncategorized|

Our Division of Behavioral Health Services is the point guard for substance abuse prevention & treatment in Arizona (also referred to as the Single State Authority for Substance Abuse Services at the federal level).  One of those concerns is the abuse of marijuana- which continues to be in high demand and abused in our state.  [...]

Behavioral Health Information Center

By | April 9th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

We updated our home page this week and added an information hub for behavioral health.  The information at this site will be regularly updated in the coming weeks as we begin to implement behavioral health service reductions for folks that don’t qualify for benefits under AHCCCS. Our commitment is to continually share updated information with [...]

Underage Drinking Prevention

By | April 6th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

Our Behavioral Health Office of Prevention provides tools, resources and technical support to promote the resiliency and prevention of behavioral health/substance abuse disorders in our communities. Our goal is to empower communities and kids to make healthier choices by collaborating with Arizona’s prevention workforce, including our Tribal/Regional Behavioral Health Authorities and local communities; strategically [...]


By | February 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|

The MY LIFE program is an award winning approach to helping youth that have experience mental health, substance abuse and/or foster care-related issues to use their experiences, talents and voice to make positive changes in their lives while helping others to do the same.  MY LIFE provides an excellent opportunity for youth to have an [...]