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Improving Training for Immunization Providers

By | May 12th, 2017|Preparedness|

Meeting the annual training requirement just got a little easier for Vaccines for Children providers and participants thanks to the Arizona Immunization Program Office (AIPO) Train! AIPO Train is a dedicated online learning management system (LMS) providing a simple and intuitive user interface for Arizona’s VFC providers and immunization partners. Until now VFC providers and partners [...]

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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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STAND

By | September 19th, 2012|Prevention|

Our chronic disease prevention team and the county health departments, community partners, and Pima Prevention Partnership, officially launched STAND last week.  It’s a coalition of local youth groups that have banded together in a common cause against tobacco use.  It’s the culmination of a three-year effort to engage more youth in the actual planning and [...]

AZ Leads the Way in Emergency Care for Kids

By | April 17th, 2012|Prevention|

One of the best ways to improve outcomes for kids that have a medical emergency is to have a statewide network of emergency departments that focus on specific “kid-based” criteria for training, equipment, and facilities.  Arizona is now one of only 5 states that have implemented a specialized pediatric emergency care system- a system that [...]

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Turning a Bad Survey into a Learning Opportunity

By | October 20th, 2011|Licensing|

Those of you in Licensing have heard me talk about the difference between compliance and enforcement more than once, but it's been awhile since I've written about the subject.  Some people are confused about the distinction I always make between compliance and enforcement.  They are 2 very different things. Compliance (as it relates to our licensees) [...]

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The 2010 Infectious Disease Training and Tabletop Exercise

By | August 13th, 2010|General|

was held at ASU July 27th -29th.  This is the first time that we have brought together all of the fields of infectious disease including HIV, TB, STDs, Vector-borne Disease, Foodborne Disease and Invasive Bacterial Infections in a unified training.  The training: Had almost 300 attendees from across the state, including physicians, nurses, sanitarians, local health [...]