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ADHS making $100 million immediately available to counties to support COVID-19 testing

| Feb 19, 2021 | Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is coordinating with local health departments to immediately allocate an initial $100 million in federal funding intended for staffing, laboratory testing, informatics, disease surveillance, and other activities critical to combating COVID-19. Arizona received $418,951,131 as part of the $19 billion allocated to jurisdictions...[ Read More ]

Health Current chooses technological vendor for Arizona's new SDOH system

| Feb 18, 2021 | Arizona

In an effort to address social determinants of health (SDOH), Arizona’s new closed loop health care referral system will allow Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange, to utilize technology to connect in-need patients with valuable community resources. Health Current announced that it chose NowPow as a vendor for the system...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Regina Cobb discusses House HHS Committee

| Feb 17, 2021 | Arizona

Representative Regina Cobb, DDS, has been a member of the Arizona House of Representatives since 2015. Alongside Rep. Leo Biasiucci, she represents House District 5, which encompasses Kingston and parts of Lake Havasu City. Prior to her work as a lawmaker, she sometimes found herself “on the other side of...[ Read More ]

Ducey signs Arizona's first health bills of the year into law

| Feb 15, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey signed several health bills into law on Friday, the first health care-related bills to be made law this session. Three of the bills originated in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and were sponsored by committee Chairwoman Nancy Barto. Senate Bill 1054 was first introduced in...[ Read More ]

ArMA opposes these three bills — Jon Amores tells us why

| Feb 15, 2021 | Arizona

The Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) is voicing its disapproval of three bills currently in the state Senate. Two of them — SB 1271 and SB 1374 —  were given the green light by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday. Although initially scheduled to also be heard on...[ Read More ]

Debate over listing spina bifida as a developmental disability transpires in Arizona's House HHS Committee

| Feb 10, 2021 | Arizona

At Monday’s meeting of the Arizona House Health and Human Services Committee, members heard testimony in favor of a bill that would add spina bifida to the list of developmental disabilities. Concerns emerged regarding unclarified details of the bill and its potentially hefty price tag.     House Bill 2540’s...[ Read More ]

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