Biden Issues an Executive Order to Reduce Gun Violence & Make Communities Safer
What Will it Do? Last Tuesday the President issued an executive order called Reducing Gun Violence and Making Our Communities Safer. At a high level, the Order basically instructs federal agencies to use their existing authority to implement measures to reduce gun violence. Much of the executive order focuses on coordinating implementation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The Act: Supports state ‘crisis intervention orders’ AKA Red Flag Laws (which Arizona doesn’t have);
This week’s meeting of the Senate Health Committee is a busy and important one. There are 5 good bills up for consideration including: HB2053 – nurse home visitations; HB2168 – good samaritan medical assistance; HB2194 – drug overdose teams; HB2338 – AHCCCS preventive dental; and HB2753 – graduate medical education at communtity health centers. The House Health Committee has a pretty meager agenda & other committees aren’t acting on our priority bills this week. Here’s our updated Bill Tracker Spreadsheet and Evergreen Session
AZ Childhood Vaccination Rates Declined During the Ducey Administration: Is it Bad Luck or Bad Policy & Management?
Childhood vaccination rates in Arizona consistently eroded during the Ducey Administration. The conventional wisdom has been that it was because of a general decline in parental enthusiasm for vaccines. However, more and more it’s looking like it’s because of eroding access to vaccines resulting from the actions of ADHS’ Vaccines for Children program. A primer: State law requires the ADHS to collect data about the vaccination rates for Child Care/Preschool;
Share Your Talent with Arizona: Consider Serving on a Board or Commission
Perhaps now that we have new leadership in the Governor’s Office you also have a renewed interest in serving on one of the many Boards and Commissions in Arizona? Serving on a board or commission gives you a chance to make a significant contribution to the governance of Arizona by lending your experience, judgment, and ability. Here’s some background about ways you can serve. Board & Commissions are independent bodies
AzPHA Career Center: An Opportunity to Advance Your Career?
Finding the right talent and candidates seems to be getting harder in today’s competitive job market. Having those open positions in your organization is costing time, energy, and productivity. Posting your open jobs with the AZPHA Career Center is the best solution to get your positions in front of a niche audience, allowing you to create a pipeline of talented and serious candidates. Posting on the AZPHA Career Center provides exposure to
Deepen Your Public Health Commitment: Become a Civic Health Fellow!
Vot-ER is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to integrate civic engagement into healthcare. Vot-ER is accepting applications for its next cohort of Civic Health Fellows. During the seven-month program, fellows train with experts in civic engagement, health equity, and community organizing (including a Nobel-nominated activist!) and work in teams on a voter access project in their community. The priority application deadline is March 15th and the final deadline is April 1.