Native Health: Helping the Underserved

Posted on November 24, 2016 • Category: Healthcare

By Andrea Jaramillo

What began as a small health center for urban Native Americans in 1978 has now grown into a Federally Qualified Health Center that offers holistic services for underserved communities from many different ethnic backgrounds.

Native Health focuses on almost every aspect that is related to a person’s wellbeing, with over 30 programs ranging from healthcare to cooking classes, from legal services to HIV and pregnancy testing.

But one of their most recent and successful…

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Healthy Workforce, Healthy Business

Posted on September 6, 2016 • Category: Healthcare

By Mindy Riesenberg

Healthy employees are more productive workers, and many businesses have implemented wellness programs to support employee health. But a lot of these programs are not comprehensive, nor are they evidence-based. That’s where the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program comes in. 

A partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Healthy Arizona Worksites teaches businesses how to develop worksite wellness initiatives that meet the needs of their…

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Connecting Families to a Healthy Future

Posted on August 15, 2016 • Category: Healthcare

By Mindy Riesenberg

Karlene Keogh was a single mother with no job, no insurance and less than $100 in her pocket when she returned to Phoenix after 10 years in Germany. To top it off, her young daughter had asthma and needed medical care. With help from a few close friends and family, as well as her own personal drive and perseverance, Keogh was able to rebuild her life and become self-sufficient. But the memories of…

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