Madison Vega expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in communication. Vega, a digital reporter for Cronkite News this semester, has interned at NewsBreak and is currently working with The State Press.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Health Services takes COVID-19 tests and vaccines to low-income and other underserved communities, from migrants to Indigenous residents, across the state. Mobile units and pop-up sites offer temporary help, where needed.
PHOENIX – Autism rates in children ages 4 and 8 are rising as more children are evaluated and tested, with Black, Hispanic and AAPI children more likely to be diagnosed than white children, according to the CDC.
PHOENIX – Children with weakened immune systems or other disabilities often can’t play with other kids. Lily’s Pad, a new playground scheduled to open in Arizona in April, is designed to help immunocompromised children build their physical and emotional health. It’s among other recreational areas across the U.S. meant to accommodate children with disabilities.
PHOENIX – Arizona legislators and Alzheimer’s advocates call for the state to step up in dementia care, proposing several bills, including one to bring $500,000 to AZDHS. Arizona has the fastest growth rate in the U.S. of people 65+ diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a national Alzheimer’s Association 2023 report.