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Trauma System Milestone

By | August 16th, 2011|General|

One of our Department priorities over the last few years has been to improve Arizona’s Trauma System.  We know we can dramatically improve service and reduce costs by developing a coordinated and integrated system of trauma care for the entire state.  More than 24,000 people are severely injured (called trauma) every year in Arizona, and [...]

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AZ Trauma System News

By | March 2nd, 2011|Preparedness|

Trauma remains a big problem in Arizona; it’s the leading cause of death for folks under 44 and nearly 27,000 people suffered injuries severe enough to be cared for in trauma centers in 2009.  We’ve been working hard over the last few years to recruit new rural hospitals into the trauma system as Level IV [...]

“Winnable Public Health Battles” Motor Vehicle Injuries

By | May 27th, 2010|Prevention|

This week I'm looking at what you are sure to hear a lot about in the coming three years.  The CDC, led by Dr. Thomas Frieden, will be strategically addressing 5 "winnable battles" in public health.  So far, I told you about Healthcare associated infections, childhood obesity and preventing smoking.  We can make a difference [...]

AZ Trauma System Development Progress

By | February 9th, 2010|Preparedness|

One of our Department priorities over the last couple of years has been to better develop Arizona’s TRAUMA SYSTEM. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of why having a system of trauma care is so important: More than 24,000 people are severely injured (called trauma) every year in Arizona. More than 60% of these severe injuries occur [...]

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