Maternal Health

Doula Care Reduces C-sections, Pre-term Birth & Cuts Birthing Costs by a Net $1,000

AHCCCS Actively Working Toward Incorporating Doula Care as a Covered Service but ADHS Still Hasn’t Developed the Certification Regulations Those of you that attended the health equity conference last week were treated to a terrific late morning panel discussing a range of reproductive health topics including: 1) maternal mortality interventions; 2) local health policies that promote access to care for birthing people and infants; 3) overcoming barriers to care for birthing people

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Professional Development

Message from AzPHA Member Dr. Leonard Kirschner: Nine Big Lies & One Big Truth

Ken Burns gripping documentary, “The U.S. and the Holocaust” brought back memories of my own family. My four grandparents immigrated from eastern Europe in the 1890’s and settled in New York. My parents were born in New York, met, married and had two children in the city. My father and his sister were orphaned and raised by cousins. My father got his college degree from City College, his Master’s in

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Reproductive Health

An Evidence Review: Does Outlawing Abortion Care Harm Public Health?

In a Word, Yes. Here’s How Laws regulating abortion care in Arizona are very close to fully settled now that Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson the lifted the injunction in the Nelson v. PP case. In her decision she dismissed the relevance of the new law limiting abortions to those at less than 15 weeks of gestation because the state legislature included in the session law that the 15-week gestation age limitation

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Professional Development

Register Today! AzPHA’s Annual Awards Event: Thursday, October 27, 2022

AzPHA’s 2022 Annual Awards Event Celebrating Excellence & Integrity In Arizona’s Public Health System Join us for AzPHA’s annual award event as we recognize public health leaders with integrity & who support evidence-based public health policy! Thursday, October 27, 2022 5:00pm – 8:30pm Outdoor Courtyard at the Maricopa Medical Society 326 E Coronado Rd #101, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Tickets only $60 and includes a full taco bar from Senor Taco with taco fillings,

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Social Determinants

Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act Policy Paper

The protections in the Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act will provide greater protections for the issues raised above, bringing Arizona much more in line with the recommendations provided by the National Consumer Law Center to enable those in debt to pay off what they owe without placing them in a position where their ability to meet their daily living needs are not impacted by the loss of housing, transportation, or

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Air Quality

Arizona’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan Approved

Arizona is one of the first states in the nation to have its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan given the stamp of approval from the Federal Highway Administration The Arizona Department of Transportation submitted its draft proposal in August and with the federal approval this week, $11.3 million will be made available immediately with another $16.3 million coming in October to begin implementing the plan. This is a portion of

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