May 9, 2013
Community Health Workers Tackling Chronic Diseases:
Success Factors and Challenges
May 22, 2013
9:00 am – 10:30 am Eastern Standard Time
*Certificate of Attendance Available!
Chronic diseases impact entire communities and nations, costing millions of dollars in lost productivity and care, especially in developing countries. To respond to this global challenge, the UnitedHealth and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Collaborating Centers of Excellence conduct research to assess the benefits of engaging Community Health Workers (CHWs) to implement a range of interventions to prevent and control chronic diseases like heart and lung diseases, and diabetes. Join leaders of the Centers of Excellence, the Open University (UK), and C3 Collaborating for Health as they discuss the successes and challenges around implementing CHW interventions in Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Central America, South Africa, and the United States. There will be time for questions and answers, and a certificate of attendance will be available!
Register for the webinar
For more information visit the
NHLBI Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative Web site
or contact NHLBICHWInitiative@nhlbi.nih.gov
cosponsored by the UnitedHealth and NHLBI Collaborating Centers of Excellence
and C3 Collaborating
February 1, 2013
Posted: 9:15 AM by ABC 15
Last Updated: 1 hour and 53 minutes ago
By: Susan Casper
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Arizona, causing nearly 1 in every 4 deaths, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).
What is heart disease?
Heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary artery disease (hardening of the arteries), heart attack, congestive heart failure and congenital heart disease, heart failure and congenital heart disease.
Who has heart disease in Arizona?
White men over the age of 55 years old are more likely to have heart disease.
What are the signs and symptoms of heart disease?
• Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back
• Feeling weak, light-headed or faint
• Chest pain or discomfort
• Pain or discomfort in the arms or shoulder
• Shortness of breath
December 26, 2012
* Mr. Kerwin V. Brown is the President and CEO of The Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce. He will layout the goals and aspirations for the Chamber commencing 2013. Part of his presentation will include health related issues that impact the Black Community and degrade economic progress. Mr. Brown is forging a very aggressive and overdue format designed to vastly improve the economic future for African Americans in Arizona. Mr. Clarence H. Carter is the Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). DES serves as Arizona’s safety net agency, serving over 1.5 million socially and economically challenged Arizonans. He will focus on Adoption and Foster Care two of the 40 safety net programs offered. Both of these programs are priority issues on Director Carter’s must due list.
Southwest Prostate Cancer Foundation Flyer
December 12, 2012
* Dr. Roscoe S. “Rocky” Nelson is a nationally known Board Certified Urologist. He was selected as America’s Top Doctors, in 2007 & 2011, in addition Phoenix Top Doctors, in Urology. Dr. Nelson will discuss the newest therapies available for prostate cancer and the negative impact of current guidelines relative to the PSA & the DRE exams. State Senator Andy Biggs the President Elect of the Arizona Senate will paint a picture of what the Legislator will look like in 2013. Senator Biggs was elected to the AZ House of Representatives in 2003 to 2010. He was elected to the Senate in 2010. He currently servers as the Majority Leader in the Senate. The Senator will discuss some health related issues i.e. prostate cancer and other health relates issues. Senator Biggs is known as the Champion of the Taxpayers.
- THE SHOW COVERS A VARIETY OF CANCERS INCLUDING PROSTATE CANCER, BREAST CANCER AND COLON CANCER. A MAJOR COMPONENT OF THE SHOW WILL BE DISCUSSIONS BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ON CANCER. HEALTHY LIVING FOR BOTH SEXES IS KEY.
SOUTHWEST PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION Fred Taylor, Executive Director – P.0. BOX 12186, Glendale, AZ 85308 / (602) 547-3806 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org / Web site: www.sw-prostatecancer.com
December 7, 2012
What if you could personally participate in research that could help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? What if your involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words “you have cancer?”
From Jan. 29 – Feb. 19, residents in the Valley will have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in research in our community. The American Cancer Society will be enrolling participants for their newest research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Once enrolled, a participant’s 20-30 year commitment to the study will involve completing periodic follow-up surveys.
Individuals may choose to participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study (which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20-30 years), are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Survivors are asked to help spread the word, and encourage family members and friends to enroll.
To schedule your enrollment appointment or learn more, visit cps3phoenix.org or call 1-888-604-5888.
December 4, 2012
Better Choices, Better Health is an online Chronic Condition Self-Management Program. This program’s unique evidence based research was developed by Stanford University to provide the most effective results measurable. The online format of the program allows for easy access so employees can complete the program at their own pace. Thanks to the Virginia G Piper grant we are able to deliver this program to Arizona employees at absolutely no cost to the employer or employee. It is a six week workshop that requires approximately 2 ½ hours of participant’s time each week. This program is designed to deal with the symptoms associated with chronic conditions like diabetes, migraines, arthritis, allergies, chronic back pain, and others. By addressing these symptoms we find effective ways to manage them and improve our lives. Participants can have chronic conditions themselves, or have a close friend or family member with a condition. Evidence shows that online participants showed a significant improvement in health status. Participants had improvements in health distress, fatigue, pain, and shortness of breath. Participants will receive book, resources, and help at no cost.
Take advantage of this opportunity and register today at https://selfmanage.org/azlivingwell
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 480-982-3118 Ext 114.
November 29, 2012
Carmen Ramirez, BTCD Diabetes Community Program Coordinator accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award. The highest award the ADA offers.
On Tuesday, November 27, our diabetes community program coordinator , Carmen Ramirez, was recognized with the Tom Bragg Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) volunteer recognition dinner. This is the highest achievement bestowed by ADA to an individual.
Tom Bragg was an enthusiastic and generous volunteer for the American Diabetes Association. He was a family man who put countless hours into his volunteer work for love of his son and grandson who both deal with the demands of diabetes. Tom was instrumental in the success and growth of the BAD Ride Event, Bikers Against Diabetes and he was a great friend to all who knew him.
Carmen has been a longtime supporter of people with diabetes in the State of Arizona. As Community Program Coordinator for the Department of Health Services, Diabetes Program, Carmen spends countless hours doing outreach to communities throughout Arizona. She has been a committed volunteer for the American Diabetes Association for over 10 years, serving as Chair of the Latino Conferencia Committee for several years, and currently serves on the Diversity Outreach Committee, the Advocacy Committee and Speaker’s Bureau. Carmen is always willing to assist the ADA whether it is responding to last minute media requests for Spanish speakers or helping to recruit diverse volunteers to assist with diabetes education to those at risk for diabetes. Carmen always has an answer to every question and if she doesn’t (which is rare), she knows the resources to help answer the question.
The Arizona Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is very proud of Carmen and her accomplishments! This accolade reflects her passion and dedication over the past 15 years with the program and the department.
Please join me, our community partners, and the Arizona Diabetes Coalition in recognizing Carmen to receive this well-deserved award!