Author: amanda

Falls Prevention: The Impact of Medications

The following guest blog comes to us from our members at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, a 44-bed, free-standing rehabilitation hospital in Prescott Valley that provides physical rehabilitation services to patients recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. This piece looks at medication and how it might be connect to fall […]

National Influenza Vaccination Week

The blog below comes to us from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It focuses on the importance of getting a flu shot this year. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Generating meaningful conversations about the health isdues affecting the people of our state is […]

Rate of Uninsured Kids Rises

Arizona…..we’ve got some work to do. A new report from Georgetown University points out the number of uninsured children in our state ranks among the worst in the nation. From AzCentral.com: Arizona has made improvements in reducing its rate of uninsured children but still ranked worse than most other states in 2017, a new report from Georgetown […]

CEO Spotlight

Today’s blog comes to us from Beth Bacher, Encompass Health Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital CEO. Here she shares her thoughts on the success, challenges and the future of healthcare in Arizona. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues facing […]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Below is a blog focused on Alzheimer’s disease and is guest written by AzHHA Vice President of Care Improvement, Sandy Severson. She gives us facts and tools for facilitating a conversation that many of us would steer clear from during the holidays. An estimated 5.7 million people in the US have Alzheimer’s disease and while […]

National Family Caregivers Month

Today’s blog comes to us from AzHHA’s Vice President of Care Improvement, Sandy Severson. Her focus is on National Family Caregivers Month as we head into the holiday season. She shares some of her insights about health and accessing healthcare and provides helpful resources. After reading the blog, share your experience with caregiving and resources […]

Smoking: Quitting Your Way to Success

Why is smoking a hard habit to kick? For starters, the nicotine contained in cigarettes is a highly addictive substance. Smoking can also become a habit (smoking outside with a colleague, with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine). For many people, the combination of the body, mind and social aspects of smoking make […]