Professional Development

Free Webinar: Public Health Workforce & Substance Abuse in Rural Arizona

Friday, April 26, 2024 9-10am Agenda Public health relevance of substance use prevention, harm reduction and treatment focusing on opioids and stimulants. Effective prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services that are being deployed across rural Arizona. Importance of addressing both the social and environmental determinants of health in Rural Arizona. Data collection, analysis, and synthesis to inform public health and health care stakeholders as they make policy and program

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Environmental Health

EPA Issues Contaminant Limit for ‘Forever Chemicals’ (PFAS): Finally Clearing the Way for their Regulation in Drinking Water

EPA just established a maximum limit (Maximum Contaminant Level) for PFAS (aka perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) often referred to as “forever chemicals” because they the chemicals don’t degrade over time in the environment as many other chemicals do, like gasoline. The main sources of PFAS’ in the environment are: Military bases and airports, mostly from training and testing exercises using firefighting foam; Petroleum stations and terminals, chemical manufacturers, commercial printers,

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Professional Development

Pima County Health Department Internships

Pima County Health Department has 10 paid summer internship positions open!  These internships are located within various divisions throughout the department including Epidemiology, Consumer Health Vector, Clinical Services, Community Mental Health, Addiction, and Injury, Policy, Equity and Resilience, Cross Functional Operations and the Director’s Office. If you are interested in applying, please use the link below.  These internships require a commitment of 400 hours minimum from May 28, 2024 – August

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Public Health

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds 1864/1901 Law Banning Nearly All Abortion Care: Training this Friday to Circulate Petitions to Legalize Abortion

This Friday: Training to Circulate Petitions for an Arizona Constitutional Amendment that Would Legalize Abortion Care in Arizona The Arizona Supreme Court today upheld a territorial-era law that will shortly end nearly all abortion care in Arizona. Today’s ruling held that Arizona’s pre-statehood law mandating 2 to 5 years in prison for anyone aiding an abortion “… unless it is necessary to save her (the pregnant person’s) life” is the

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Emergency Management

Public Health Week & AZPHA Partners’ Spotlight: Emergency Preparedness

Each Spring the American Public Health Association celebrates National Public Health Week. We’re joining them locally by highlighting some of the work being done by our Organizational Members that focus on some of the areas related to this year’s theme: Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health Public health is more than just health care. It’s the steps we take to make sure our neighborhoods and environment are free

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Public Health

Public Health Week & AZPHA Partners’ Spotlight: Reproductive Health

Each Spring the American Public Health Association celebrates National Public Health Week. We’re joining them locally by highlighting some of the work being done by our Organizational Members that focus on some of the areas related to this year’s theme: Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health Public health is more than just health care. It’s the steps we take to make sure our neighborhoods and environment are free

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