Tag: Arizona Health Futures

Time for a Plan

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Reports and Publications
June 2016
Erica S. McFadden, Ph.D.

Arizona has one of the nation’s highest rates of people with I/DD living with caregivers aged 60-plus. And with almost one in five Arizonans 60 years old and older, we wanted to know how – and if – these growing numbers of lifetime caregiving families and aging adults with I/DD were planning ahead. The recent report “Time for a Plan: The Urgency for Families of Older Adults with Individual and Developmental Disabilities, shares what we learned from 40 adults with I/DD ages 40 and older and their family caregivers.

Starting Off Strong

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Reports and Publications
August 2015
Bill Hart, Linda Manning, Ph.D., John A. Shoemaker, MPH

Early childhood is a critical period for every infant. Raising healthy, happy children is a challenge for every parent. Helping families navigate the first few years of life is the goal of home visiting, a statewide network of free programs that promotes family health and education from pregnancy through early childhood. The network provides nurses, social workers and other professionals to answer expectant and new parents’ questions about such topics as nutrition, health and discipline – in the privacy of their own home.

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Reducing Teen Dating Abuse

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Reports and Publications
July 2015
Bill Hart, Eric C. Hedberg, Ph.D.

Many domestic violence offenders and victims are repeating patterns of belief and behavior formed in their teenage years. Experts agree that the most effective way to short-circuit teen dating violence is prevention – teaching teenagers how to form healthy relationships and to avoid or escape unhealthy ones.

Over the past few months, a Valley nonprofit organization, GoPurple.org, has provided classes to more than a thousand Phoenix-area teens on these topics. An analysis of their pilot program indicates that it has been effective in opening eyes and changing attitudes.

Truth and Consequences: Gambling, Shifting, and Hoping in Arizona Health Care

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Reports and Publications
June 2009
Kent Hill, Dennis Hoffman, Nancy Welch, William Hart, John Stuart Hall, Roger Hughes, Jill Rissi

The recession has pushed more people out of work, and as a result, swelled the ranks of Arizona’s uninsured. Arizona has one of the nation’s highest levels of residents without health insurance – almost one in five people.

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