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Governor Ducey Invests $100 Million To Expand High-Speed Broadband

| Nov 19, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Ducey today [Nov. 15] announced a $100 million commitment to expand high-speed broadband to unserved or underserved areas of the state, making it one of the single largest broadband investments in state history. The program, known as the Arizona Broadband Development Grant Program, will enable local communities to construct...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Hernandez talks vaccine hesitancy and access to care for Arizona’s undocumented communities

| Nov 18, 2021 | Arizona

Rep. Alma Hernandez has served Arizona’s third legislative district since 2019. She serves on the Federal Relations and House Health & Human Services committees. In this Q&A, Rep. Hernandez discusses work she hopes to accomplish in the upcoming legislative session, youth behavioral health, and accessibility of care for undocumented individuals....[ Read More ]

Governor Ducey Announces $40.7 Million To Expand Affordable Housing, Combat Homelessness

| Nov 11, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today [Nov. 4] announced $40.7 million to provide transitional housing for Arizonans, including members of the Native American community and those with special needs. “We’re making targeted investments to ensure Arizonans in need have a hand up, not a hand out,” said Governor Ducey. “These funds will...[ Read More ]

Maricopa County Awards $16 Million to Valleywise Health to Expand Mental Health Services

| Nov 10, 2021 | Arizona

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today awarded $16 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to Valleywise Health to expand mental health care services in the nation’s fastest-growing county. It’s part of the Board’s broader plan to use available federal dollars as efficiently as possible to address public...[ Read More ]

Arizona addresses student and educator mental health needs with school-based programs

| Nov 5, 2021 | Arizona

In the Arizona Telemedicine Program’s webinar on Friday about school-based mental health education for rural youth last week, Jean Ajamie of the School Safety & Social Wellness team at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) presented a comprehensive overview of Arizona’s recent statewide initiatives for student mental health.    ...[ Read More ]

AHCCCS to advance women-specific substance abuse services with new block grant funding

| Nov 4, 2021 | Arizona

Last week, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) announced their receival of $32.7 million in federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The press release by AHCCCS notes that the services funded will specifically...[ Read More ]

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