Arizona manages Medicaid “unwinding” post-COVID by relying on communication with AHCCCS members and community assistance
PHOENIX – The Arizona agency that handles Medicaid, AHCCCS, has been reevaluating the eligibility of its members since April 1 due to income criteria changing after COVID-19. AHCCCS Connect and community support is crucial in navigating these changes and finding affordable alternatives.
Making a difference: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs inspires hope, resilience in alopecia community
PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs doesn’t let alopecia define him. Instead he uses his story and nonprofit foundation to empower the community through service and fundraising.
WASHINGTON - Arizona legislators said they are "disappointed" that the state has agreed to pay for gender-affirming surgeries for state employees in a consent decree that settles years of class action litigation by a University of Arizona professor.
Spanish-language therapy is becoming harder to find in Arizona, even as the Hispanic population grows
PHOENIX – Spanish language therapy and culturally responsive mental healthcare are becoming more scarce in Arizona as the Hispanic population grows. Chicanos Por La Causa is one nonprofit organization working to fill the gap.
PHOENIX – The Salt River landfill fire has been reduced to a smolder but smoke from the Salt River Indian Reservation fire may lead to health problems.
Beating the heat: Arizona athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians take steps to protect athletes
PHOENIX – Phoenix has experienced temperatures consecutively above 110 degrees as blistering and historic heat waves sweep across the Southwest. Regardless, the football season goes on and the health and safety concerns of the athletes are the top priority.
Los Angeles farmers markets team up with health department to fight food insecurity and support communities
LOS ANGELES – The L.A. County Department of Public Health provides low-income households with access to nutritious, healthy food, and helps strengthen communities.
Local food pantries are expecting a surge in customers if government shuts down and people lose their benefits
PHOENIX – If the government shuts down, millions of Americans are worried about losing SNAP and WIC nutrition benefits, but Arizona says that’s not going to happen here. Even so, food pantries are preparing to help more people needing assistance.
PHOENIX – Phoenix’s extreme heat takes its toll on the health of its unhoused or homeless community.
PHOENIX – The American Lung Association gave Maricopa County an F rating for its air quality. This poor air quality has led to an increase in health concerns, particularly for marginalized communities.
WASHINGTON - The number of Arizonans with health insurance rose in 2022, a post-pandemic bump that experts say has likely turned sharply south in the year since, as COVID-19 benefits have been phased out.
PHOENIX – The need for family caregivers is on the rise, leaving families looking for education and solutions as the national caregiver shortage continues to grow.