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State of Black Arizona advocates for clean data and health equity in newest report

| Oct 25, 2021 | Arizona

As the pandemic continues to reveal discrepancies in our health care systems, the State of Black Arizona’s (SBAZ) fifth volume of the “Driving Local Investment in Black Arizonans” report, released earlier this month, highlights health care disparities faced by Black folks that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, but had...[ Read More ]

AzHHA advocates for health care workforce and vaccinations as pandemic continues to strain hospital resources

| Oct 25, 2021 | Arizona

As the pandemic continues in Arizona, case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths remain high, and hospitals throughout the state are still strained.      According to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), over 3,000 new cases and 51 new deaths were reported Friday alone, contributing to a total of 3,346...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Kelli Butler discusses women and children’s health care, social determinants of health

| Oct 22, 2021 | Arizona

Representative Kelli Butler has served Arizona’s 28th Legislative District -- encompassing Paradise Valley and much of North Central Phoenix -- since 2016. Butler serves on the House Health and Human Services Committee. In this Q&A, Butler discusses the health care conversations she looks forward to having in the upcoming legislative...[ Read More ]

AHCCCS Launches New Opioid Services Locator

| Oct 15, 2021 | Arizona

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) announces the launch of a new, web-based, opioid services locator to help Arizonans who are looking for services to treat Opioid Use Disorder and where to find Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication. “The opioid epidemic remains a major public health challenge in Arizona...[ Read More ]

$20 million going to Arizona community health centers intended to improve health equity in underserved areas

| Oct 14, 2021 | Arizona

As part of the Biden administration’s announcement last month that nearly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds will be distributed to community health centers across the country, US Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced Thursday the allocation of $$19,656,854 to 23 facilities in Arizona. Kelly said in...[ Read More ]

Arizona’s Vaccine Management System Honored for State Government IT Innovation

| Oct 13, 2021 | Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) vaccine scheduling and administration system developed for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been honored for a second time among state government information technology innovations. Developed by ADHS and MTX Group and using Google Cloud, the system is one of 38 projects selected from...[ Read More ]

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