Public Health

Trends in Leading Causes of Death in Arizona (2022-2023)

Heat Deaths up 350% in Last 4 Years; COVID Drops Substantially in 2023 As you probably recall, our resident AZPHA epidemiologist Allan Willaims PhD did a deep dive into the leading causes of death in Arizona during the pandemic and discovered we were the only state where COVID-19 was the leading cause of death during the first couple years of the pandemic. AzPHA Data Brief: Arizona is the ONLY State

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Professional Development

Western Region Public Health Training Center’s Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute!

January 26 – April 26, 2024 Are you interested in exploring a range of critical topics to enhance your leadership and communication skills, help better cross-sector collaboration, and develop more fair and effective approaches to improving population health? If so, you’re in luck, as the Western Region Public Health Training Center has just the training for you (free). Program Overview: Friday, January 26, 2024, 1pm – 6pm MST: Leading through Turbulence: New Leadership Styles

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Professional Development

New Process for Requesting Data from ADHS

ADHS launched a process for requesting data from the Department. Details and request portals are on a new webpage that lists public data assets and the form to request data. ADHS says “…  this form does not guarantee the fulfillment of the request, but it will connect the requester with the right program within ADHS to respond to the request”. Once the request goes to the right ADHS program they say there may

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Opioids

Call for Oral Presentations: AZPHA Annual Conference | “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Arizona”

 Desert Willow Conference Center |  Leap Day: 2/29/2024 Thank you for your interest in presenting your work at the 2024 – Arizona Public Health Association Annual Conference, which will take place on February 29, 2024, at Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona: “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Arizona“ We are seeking proposals presenting cross-sector collaboration initiatives relating to the opioid crisis addressing prevention, intervention, treatment, and harm reduction through various lens

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Professional Development

Dr. Marcy Flanagan Tapped as Deputy Maricopa County Manager; Jeanene Fowler to Serve as Interim Maricopa County Public Health Department Director

Congrats to AzPHA member Dr. Marcy Flanagan who has been appointed as a Deputy County Manager for Maricopa County government. For the last several years Dr. Flanagan has been serving as the director for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Marcy also served as the director of the Pima County Health Department for several years. Marcy is a veteran public health practitioner with more than 23 years of public health

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Behavioral Health

Valleywise Turns the Key on ‘First Episode’ Centers

What is the First Episode Center? An innovative treatment and support program that serves adolescents and young adults who are experiencing psychosis.   Research shows that seeking treatment early will improve life overall and help the young person achieve their life goals.  The sooner care is sought, the sooner a person will feel better. Adolescent and Teen Psychosis | Valleywise Health How does the First Episode Center work? The FEC uses

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