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Step It Up! Surgeon General’s Call to Action

By | September 15th, 2015|Prevention|

Half of the adults in the United States are living with a chronic disease which includes heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death in the U.S. The way to reduce this trend may just be a step away. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote [...]

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Feet Slowing You Down?

By | December 10th, 2013|Prevention|

The health of your feet is probably one of the most underappreciated yet important keys to your overall health. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and associated tendons – all taking tremendous pounding over the years. It’s estimated that 75% of Americans will experience foot problems in their lifetime. While both [...]

Sitting is the new smoking

By | October 23rd, 2013|Prevention|

Public health embarked on a smoking revolution over the last few decades, kicking it into high gear to provide programs and policies to help Arizonans change their smoking habits. While by no means has the tobacco battle been won, America is currently undergoing another revolution—a walking revolution. Physical activity is not new territory in public [...]

ADHS Web Resource Showcases General Plans Around AZ

By | September 26th, 2013|General|

Where you live impacts your health. General and Comprehensive Plans guide the big picture vision for how the community should take shape for the future. We know that to achieve the goals we’ve set out in our Strategic Map, planning must include community health. Working collaboratively with others, we're finding ways to support healthy behavior, such [...]

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Walk to School this Year

By | August 6th, 2013|Prevention|

Have you ever pulled into your kids’ turn-around ducking and dodging as families franticly drop off their kids? An easy way to combat that morning rush-out-the-door is by walking to school as a family. It’s an opportunity for kids and their parents to bond and get in some physical activity to boot. If enough families [...]

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AZ’s Community Planning Matrix

By | May 14th, 2013|General|

Over the last few weeks, I’ve written about how a city’s General Plan is one tool for communities to define how they want their city or town to grow and improve population health and how city planning can have a real impact.  I wrote about how community residents can use a recently developed Toolkit put [...]

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Leverage

By | September 1st, 2011|General|

Much of what we do in public health depends on the system seeking out “leverage” meaning designing interventions that have high impact with minimal cost.  Malena Bazurto and the Apache County Health District recently won a national award for her creative idea incorporating leverage.  Malena noticed that St. John’s had little walk-able space for folks to get [...]

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Transforming Communities

By | June 8th, 2011|Prevention|

The CDC released their grant guidance for the upcoming Community Transformation Grants a couple of weeks ago.  The objective of the grant is to support the implementation (and evaluation) of evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base [...]

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2010 American Fitness Report

By | June 2nd, 2010|General, Prevention|

Which city do you think is overall more fit and healthy, Phoenix or Pittsburgh.  I won’t give you the answer, you’ll have to go to this year’s The ACSM American Fitness Index Report at  http://www.americanfitnessindex.org/ to get the answer.  They put this report out every year to help city planners, policy makers, health educators, and [...]