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New WIC Website

By | April 1st, 2013|General|

We’re happy to unveil the new Arizona WIC Program website, which has been redesigned with a fresh new look that is more user friendly. Last year the WIC webpage had more than 76,000 unique visitors with nearly 350,000 page views- making it one of our most popular sites.  The redesigned site includes a Find a [...]

Sequestration and Our Mission

By | March 12th, 2013|General|

No doubt the word “ Sequestration” is front and center in your vocabulary these days.  This is just a quick note to forecast how it might impact our mission.  For starters… the main impacts from federal sequestration (i.e. the federal budget reduction for some programs) will be related to the services that we provide and [...]

Our Most Popular ADHS Website

By | February 14th, 2013|General|

Guess which one of our ADHS Websites consistently has the most hits.  Our influenza pages during flu season?  Medical marijuana during our rulemaking?  Questions about WIC eligibility?  Nope.  It’s our Genealogy website.  The site has had more than 5,100,000 queries in the last 2 years. Our Vital Records team has been keeping data on birth and [...]

Informed Consent Website Up & Running

By | November 26th, 2012|General|

Last legislative session the Governor signed HB 2036- which amends state law regarding abortions. Some parts of the law are pending legal challenges, but the parts requiring us to develop a website were unaffected- and our new informed consent site just went up.  The website lists agencies and services that are available to assist women throughout [...]

The Road to Lifelong Health Begins with Breastfeeding

By | August 6th, 2012|General|

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week and it has been for 20 years.  This year’s theme is The Road to Lifelong Health Begins with Breastfeeding.  Those long-term benefits apply to both mothers and babies.   When babies are fed human milk, they are more likely to avoid obesity, less likely to die from [...]

The Push to Stop Preterm Births

By | July 2nd, 2012|Prevention|

On June 18, we held a news conference with the Arizona March of Dimes and the Arizona Perinatal Trust to officially launch a new campaign to reduce preventable preterm births.  We got great coverage this week, including a FOX News interview  that aired in several other cities across the country.  We’ve joined a national challenge issued by [...]

Implementing Our Strategic Plan- Address Public Health Workforce Needs

By | April 25th, 2012|General|

Dietitians are a core public health asset- and one in short supply to boot.  We’re trying to do something about that shortage with our new “WIC Track” initiative.  We’re partnering with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Dietetic Internship to offer a "WIC Track” internship. It’s open to any eligible (have completed a Bachelor's [...]

Milk Research & Policy Change Cuts 7B Calories a Year in AZ

By | February 24th, 2012|General|

Congrats to our Women Infant & Children’s program who did some research and implemented some simple policy changes that reduced the consumption of 7 Billion calories annually in AZ.  How?  After we did a little research, we came up with a way to change our WIC policy... convincing people to replace whole milk with 1% or fat free milk (for [...]

What’s Preconception Health- and Why’s it Important?

By | November 7th, 2011|General, Prevention|

Being born too soon is the number one killer of infants in Arizona and in the nation.  Death rates from prematurity are declining but babies born too soon (before 37 weeks) often face medical, developmental and social challenges as they get older. More than 8,000 babies in Arizona were born too soon last year.   This week the March [...]

Raising Arizona Babies

By | September 19th, 2011|Prevention|

Do you know someone who’s pregnant and needs help finding low-cost prenatal care? Someone looking for post-partum depression resources; help with breastfeeding; low-cost dental care; or the nearest WIC clinic?  One great resource that can help is our Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Hotline.  The Hotline (1-800-833-4642) is a statewide service funded by our Title V Maternal and [...]