State Legislature

Legislative Roundup

The state’s constitution gives one primary performance measure to the Arizona State Legislature: to develop a budget before the end of the fiscal year (June 30 at 11:59pm). This year that’s a week from Thursday. I presume that there are negotiations happening behind the scenes – but nothing has leaked out since last Monday – when a draft budget that was supposedly negotiated by House and Senate (R) leadership &

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Social Determinants

Should AZPHA Support the Upcoming Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act?

The Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act is a Voter Initiative effort that is currently collecting signatures with a goal of being on the ballot in Arizona this fall. The goal of the Initiative is to revise Arizona law to protect more assets from being sold to pay off debt collectors, ensuring Arizonans keep more of their bank accounts and wages and limiting interest rates that trap families in an unending

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Public Health Law

Summary of Enacted & Pending Bills Limiting Public Health Authority

Arizona isn’t the only state in the U.S. where state legislatures and governors are hostile to public health. Many states have enacted harmful new laws damaging public health authority, just like Mr. Ducey. AZPHA PowerPoint: Laws Signed by Ducey So Far this Year Preempting Public Health Authority In their regular 2021 legislative session, many states introduced or passed laws that restricted the ability of state and local public health officials,

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Professional Development

Join Us on Friday, June 24, 2022 for an Action Update from the Field – Gila County: Best Practices & Lessons Learned Responding to COVID-19, Fires, and Floods

Session Summary Just when Gila County was hitting double digits in positive COVID cases in June of 2020 the Bush Fire hit, forcing Gila County leadership to shift resources toward the fire response. And that was just the beginning of the pandemic! Learn how Gila County become the 1st County in the U.S. to move to vaccinating the general population while responding to the massive forest fires, evacuations, sheltering, flooding, and post-fire

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Professional Development

The Hertel Summer State of the State: Flagstaff, Friday, July 15, 2022

Discounts for AzPHA Members The popular summer conference provides insight into health markets across Arizona including AHCCCS, Marketplace, Medicare, Medicare Advantage and local value-based trends including Arizona’s competitive community of accountable care organizations, value-based networks and direct contracting entities. This year’s event features a panel of community stakeholders working to address health equity across the state and northern Arizona. Attendees will also learn more about advanced alternative payment models from

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Healthcare

Arizona Burn Center – Valleywise Health Earns Re-Verification

The Arizona Burn Center – Valleywise Health announced Tuesday that they have been re-verified as an adult and pediatric burn center by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. Founded in 1965, the Arizona Burn Center is the only verified burn center in the state and one of the busiest in the country. This achievement recognizes the Arizona Burn Center’s dedication and commitment

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