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Leveraging Community Partners for Change

By | December 9th, 2011|Prevention|

A few months ago our tobacco & chronic disease prevention team was awarded a CDC grant to increase coordination and collaboration on evidence-based interventions addressing the leading causes of chronic diseases in Arizona (heart disease, cancer, pulmonary disease, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis).  The Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion grant will look for ways we [...]

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AZ “Putting Prevention to Work”

By | May 16th, 2011|Prevention|

Last year we received funding from CDC to implement the Communities Putting Prevention to Work, which aims to achieve broad reaching, highly impactful, and sustainable change to reduce chronic disease burden associated with obesity and tobacco. This week CDC notified us that Arizona is a “high performing” state. What does this mean? CDC will soon be [...]

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AZ State Government Going for the Gold

By | May 9th, 2011|Prevention|

ADHS and ADOA will be working together over the next several months to get Arizona State Government to become the 1st government entity in the nation to meet the American Cancer Society’s CEO Cancer Gold Standard Program criteria.  Our objective is to set the standard for excellence in the prevention, early detection, and effective management of cancer [...]

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2011 Department Priorities Spotlight- Public Health Prevention

By | December 28th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Prevention|

The name of the game for Public Health Prevention in 2011 is integration and leverage.  Our Public Health Prevention Team will be focusing on the social determinants of health and working to implement policies, systems and environmental changes that make the healthy choices easy.  Here are some examples of our public health prevention priorities for the [...]

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