Yavapai County Community Health Services

Yavapai County Community Health Services Yavapai County Community Health Services

Yavapai County Community Health Services is a unique organization made up of a state of the art Federally Qualified Community Health Center and a top notch Health Department under one roof. As such, we offer "one-stop shopping" for most of your preventative and health care needs. Recently ranked the #1 county in Arizona in terms of health factors by the University of Wisconsin's Population Institute, YCCHS prides itself in offering high quality services t all of its residents and visitors. We offer services for the full life cycle beginning with prenatal care to expectant moms, birth certificates for those new babies, home nursing visits for specially challenged babies, immunizations to keep everyone safe from disease, WIC services to ensure optimal nutrition, school-based health education at all levels, medical and dental services for all ages, restaurant inspections to ensure safe dining for all, disaster preparedness, home care services for qualified seniors and even death certificates when this life's journey is through. With over 50 programs serving all ages and available to all Yavapai County residents -- everyone benefits from Yavapai County Community Health Services' broad array of resources.

Mission: Yavapai County Community Health Services provides leadership, information, and services that contribute to improving the health and well-being of Yavapai County residents.

Vitalyst Health Foundation AZ
12/05/2019
Vitalyst Health Foundation AZ

Vitalyst Health Foundation AZ

Big news regarding AHCCCS efforts to address Social Determinants of Health! Over the next several months, AHCCCS will collaborate with its contracted managed care organizations, community-based organizations, tribal partners, providers, and other external stakeholders to craft its Whole Person Care Initiative. #SDOH To learn more, visit:https://bit.ly/2LpSfC1

Today an official proclamation was made by Yavapai County Supervisors and the Yavapai County Health Dept. that Lincoln E...
12/04/2019

Today an official proclamation was made by Yavapai County Supervisors and the Yavapai County Health Dept. that Lincoln Elementary School has been named THE healthiest school in all of Yavapai County for the 2019-2020 school year! Congratulations Lincoln Lions 🦁

Want to learn more about Yavapai Healthy Schools? Check out http://yavapaihealthyschools.com/

Today an official proclamation was made by Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and the Yavapai County Health Dept. that Lincoln Elementary School has been named THE healthiest school in all of Yavapai County for the 2019-2020 school year! Congratulations Lincoln Lions 🦁

The PUSD Wellness committee works with community partners to ensure all our schools are healthy!

#mypusd

2 Brands Recall Bags of Flour Due to Potential E. Coli ContaminationHodgson Mill is recalling five-pound bags of “Unbl...
12/02/2019

2 Brands Recall Bags of Flour Due to Potential E. Coli Contamination

Hodgson Mill is recalling five-pound bags of “Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour” after the potential presence of E. coli was found in samples of the flour.

The following Hodgson Mill product is affected:

Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.) — UPC 0-71518-05009-2, Best by Date 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020 with lot codes listed Lot# 001042 & 005517

The flour was sold nationwide and is sold at Walmart. Anyone who bought the affected product should return it for a full refund.

No illnesses have been reported in connection to this recall.

The company UNFI has also announced a recall of its Wild Harvest Organic All-Purpose flour after samples tested positive for E. coli.

The following product is being recalled:

Wild Harvest Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached — Package UPC: 711535509158, Best if Used by Date: 010820 CC 15:58

This flour is carried locally at Natural Grocers. The company has not received any reports of illnesses related to this recall.

Anyone who bought the recalled flour should throw it away.

E. coli can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections in infants, older people, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems. The most common symptoms of E. coli are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, which develop within three or four days of eating contaminated food.

C.D.C. Issues E. Coli Warning on Romaine LettuceFederal health and regulatory officials warned consumers Friday not to e...
11/25/2019

C.D.C. Issues E. Coli Warning on Romaine Lettuce

Federal health and regulatory officials warned consumers Friday not to eat romaine lettuce of any kind harvested from the Salinas Valley, one of California’s major agricultural regions, because it may be contaminated with a particularly dangerous type of E. coli bacteria that has sickened 40 people in 16 states.

Of those who have been sickened in this outbreak by E. coli O157: H7, 28 people have been hospitalized, including five who have developed a type of kidney failure. This E. coli strain produces a Shiga toxin that can enter a person’s bloodstream and wreak havoc on kidney function. Symptoms of infection include vomiting, painful cramps and diarrhea that is often bloody.

No deaths have been reported in this E. coli outbreak, but the strain is the same one that caused outbreaks linked to leafy greens and romaine lettuce in the last two years.

How do you know if the lettuce or romaine is from Salinas? Look for a label showing where the romaine lettuce was grown. It may be printed on the package or on a sticker. If the label says “Salinas” (whether alone or with the name of another location), don't eat it, and throw it away. If it isn't labeled with a growing region, don't eat it, and throw it away.

Vitalyst Health Foundation AZ
11/24/2019
Vitalyst Health Foundation AZ

Vitalyst Health Foundation AZ

ParkRx pilot program is up and running to encourage health care providers to “prescribe” spending time outdoors. The program targets the north-central Phoenix community of Sunnyslope, which is considered a medically underserved area, and Ignacio Conchos Elementary School in south Phoenix! Learn more at www.parkrxarizona.com Thanks to Cronkite News for the great reporting!#communityhealth #parkrx
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration
11/22/2019

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

OUTBREAK UPDATE: E. coli O157:H7
FDA is warning consumers to not eat any romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas, CA. If romaine doesn’t have label information or consumers can’t confirm it is from outside Salinas, they should not eat or use it.

Suppliers, distributors and other supply chain partners should also not sell or ship any romaine lettuce from Salinas.

Our partners at CDC report the outbreak has sickened 40 people in 16 states. At this time, there is no recommendation for consumers or retailers to avoid romaine harvested from other sources outside of Salinas or labeled as indoor, or hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown.

FDA has deployed investigators to the harvest region to look for the source of contamination. Our goal with today’s advice is to limit exposure and help prevent additional people from becoming sick.

We will provide more information as the investigation continues. https://go.usa.gov/xp5sb

Here's a go-to guide for all the questions you may have about the 2020 Census.  Census data is used by the government in...
11/19/2019
Census 101: The Basics - Nonprofit Vote

Here's a go-to guide for all the questions you may have about the 2020 Census. Census data is used by the government in a variety of important decisions, including allocation $600 billion in federal funds each year; determination of where roads, bridges, and schools will be built; and apportionment of federal, state, and local government representatives for communities.

Many communities that are served by nonprofits are at risk of being under­counted in the Census, resulting in less funding and resources being allocated to those communities. Groups hardest-to-count are communities of color, low-income households, immigrants, and young children.

What is the decennial Census? Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to determine the number of people living in the United States. Why do we have a Census? Census data is used by the government in a variety of important decisions, including allocation $600 billion in federal funds...

11/19/2019
___________________________________________Our View: How high-quality early childhood education makes the differenceBy M...
11/19/2019
How high-quality early childhood education makes the difference - Phoenix Business Journal

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Our View: How high-quality early childhood education makes the difference
By Melanie Mitros & Todd Sanders
November 15, 2019

The foundation for educational success starts at birth.

A high-quality early childhood education - whether in a home-based or center-based setting - provides children a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. This environment, which includes quality teachers and support staff as well as allows a student-to-teacher ratio and curriculum that fosters learning and development, is what sets apart high-quality programs.

According to a recent poll conducted by Moore Information, more than 70% of voters support Arizona investing in high-quality early childhood education opportunities.

And it’s no surprise, according to James Heckman, an expert in the economics of human development. He finds children who attend high-quality programs are more likely to graduate from high school, continue with higher education and have higher earning ability. The link between high-quality early childhood experiences and future success is clear.

Research tells us that a child’s brain develops more rapidly from birth to age 5 than at any other time in life. In addition, studies have shown that achieving reading proficiency by the end of third grade is one of the strongest predictors of future success in school.

This means that young children need access to environments that give them the opportunity to explore and to process new experiences that are critical to brain development. They learn through play-based activities that use language, literacy skills and social interaction - all of which are important tools for healthy brain development and success when entering school.

In fact, a lack of language and literacy-rich learning experiences contributes to an achievement gap that develops well before children begin kindergarten.

High-quality early learning environments give children the tools they need to start kindergarten ready to learn and to read proficiently by the end of third grade.

In 2019, only 46% of Arizona’s third-grade students are reading at the third-grade level.
As for the other 54%, many will lose ground and fall further behind. This group is also more likely to drop out of school.

Both quality early learning and third-grade reading are part of the Arizona Education Progress Meter, a series of statewide goals focused on closing the achievement gap, increasing educational attainment and preparing a highly skilled workforce. The Progress Meter is supported by Arizona’s business and education communities as well as elected officials.

If we are to ensure the success of our state, then we need to work together to support children at every step of their education journey.

As we talk about improving education in Arizona, high-quality early childhood education must be part of the conversation.

This matters not only for our children, but also for our future workforce and economy. Without robust education systems and diverse talent pipelines, our state will struggle to develop the talent we need to thrive.
Get more information about our efforts to support our children and economy through the Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative at BornToLearnAZ.com.

Melanie Mitros is director of strategic community partnerships at Vitalyst Health Foundation and chair of the Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative; Todd Sanders is president and CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

In this guest column, Melanie Mitros of Vitalyst Health Foundation and Todd Sanders, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, discuss why early childhood education must be part of the conversation when Arizona looks at how to improve its overall education system.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
11/18/2019
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

A high school student who became addicted to Juul speaks out about the need to ban all flavored e-cigarettes: “We can’t let any more kids get trapped by these flavors, like I was.”

FoodSafety.gov
11/18/2019

FoodSafety.gov

Your best salmonella defense? Handling your turkey safely! If you mishandle your turkey for Thanksgiving, it can make people sick. Kaiser Permanente Thrive
#FoodSafety
✔️ DON'T wash your bird
✔️ DON'T thaw at room temp.
✔️ DO separate raw from cooked
✔️ DO cook to at least 165°F

Prescribed burning for this week on the Prescott NF has been CANCELLED!
11/18/2019

Prescribed burning for this week on the Prescott NF has been CANCELLED!

Prescribed burning for this week on the Prescott NF has been CANCELLED!

Food Recall:  Natural Grocer's Organic Soybeans recalled for possible mold.  Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc.,...
11/14/2019

Food Recall: Natural Grocer's Organic Soybeans recalled for possible mold. Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 2-pound Organic Soybeans because they have the potential to contain mold. Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use and either throw it away or return it to the store for credit or refund.

Today, the de Beaumont Foundation is excited to release their third annual policy assessment and the word of the year is...
11/14/2019
Annual Report — CityHealth

Today, the de Beaumont Foundation is excited to release their third annual policy assessment and the word of the year is progress. In 2019,they've seen how the 40 largest cities in the United States are making substantial progress in passing, implementing, and strengthening a package of nine policies we know work to create thriving and vibrant communities.

Today, we're excited to release our third annual policy assessment and the word of the year is progress. In 2019, we've seen how the 40 largest cities in the United States are making substantial progress in passing, implementing, and strengthening a package of nine policies we know work to create th...

Food Recall:  Kettle Cuisine of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling Marketside Brand Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup 16oz...
11/13/2019

Food Recall: Kettle Cuisine of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling Marketside Brand Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup 16oz because a limited quantity of retail pots may contain Fish and Wheat allergens not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Wheat and/or Fish should not consume the product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Sold at Walmart stores in all 50 states.

11/13/2019
Real Simple

Vegetable recall by Mann's Food

All items have “Best If Used By” dates that range from October 11 to November 16, so check your vegetable labels immediately.

Read more: https://trib.al/oUOyPV3

There's a wildfire fire north of the airport in Prescott at McCurdy Drive.  The fire department is working at keeping it...
11/05/2019

There's a wildfire fire north of the airport in Prescott at McCurdy Drive. The fire department is working at keeping it controlled.

This fire visible north of Prescott Valley is a wildland fire north of the airport runway at McCurdy Drive. Prescott Fire Department is working it at this time.

11/05/2019

Interesting statistics on smoking rates from the Community Preventative Services Task Force Report to Congress...

Between 2011 and 2015, smoking rates decreased among service members in the Army (27% to 15%), Air Force (17% to 9%), Marine Corps (31% to 21%), and Navy (24% to 14%).

U.S. Forest Service - Kaibab National Forest
11/05/2019

U.S. Forest Service - Kaibab National Forest

Three Sisters Prescribed Fire Project to Continue This Week Near Williams Beginning Tuesday go.usa.gov/xp2Hy U.S. Forest Service - Kaibab National Forest #prescribedfire

11/05/2019

Prescribed burns continue at Three Sisters in the Kaibab National Forest just north of Williams today.

Salmonella Outbreak linked to Ground BeefA multistate salmonella outbreak has sickened 10 people and caused one death, a...
11/04/2019

Salmonella Outbreak linked to Ground Beef

A multistate salmonella outbreak has sickened 10 people and caused one death, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak is believed to be connected to ground beef. So far no one supplier has been linked to the outbreak. People who have been sick reported eating different brands, purchased from several locations. Eight people have been hospitalized. Of eight of the people interviewed, six said they ate the ground beef at home.

People who get sick from salmonella typically develop a fever, diarrhea and stomach cramps about 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. An illness will last 4 to 7 days, most people recover without treatment, but sometimes an illness can be so bad a patient will need to be hospitalized.

The outbreak has been identified in six states. The person who died lived in California. Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa also have had patients, according to the CDC.
Lab tests identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Dublin in repackaged leftover ground beef that was collected from the California home of one of the people who got sick.

People started getting sick in August. Of the nine people who got sick, eight were hospitalized, which the CDC is much higher than we would expect for salmonella infections. Typically, the hospitalization is usually about 20%.

The agency reminds you if you cook ground beef make sure you keep it, or any raw meat separate from foods that you won't cook before consuming. Wash your hands thoroughly after touching raw meat, at least for 20 seconds with soap and water. Also, be sure to wash down the cutting boards, the counter tops, the plates and silverware that come into contact with the meat or its juice to avoid cross contamination with other foods.

The CDC recommends against eating raw or undercooked ground beef. A meat thermometer can tell you when it has reached a safe internal temperature. You should make sure ground beef is cooked to 160°F. Put it in the fridge or in the freezer within two hours after you buy it and if you keep it in the fridge be sure to use it within one to two days.

Nestlé Issues Recall Due to Possible Rubber In Cookie DoughNestlé, the maker of cereals, coffee, ice cream and delicio...
11/01/2019

Nestlé Issues Recall Due to Possible Rubber In Cookie Dough

Nestlé, the maker of cereals, coffee, ice cream and delicious treats, announced some not-to-sweet news: The company is recalling some of its signature ready-to-bake Toll House Cookie Dough products "due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces," according to a company press release.

Nestlé USA says the recall is voluntary and only impacts products distributed throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The 26 recalled products include, bars, tubs and "chubs" — the packages shaped like tubes — and include Holiday Chocolate Chip Tree Sprinkle, Ultimate Chocolate Chip Lovers, Pinch of Grinch Cookie Dough and Monster Munch varieties.

"This recall is limited only to ready-to-bake refrigerated products below, with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with 9295," Nestlé USA said.

The company adds that the four-digit batch code can be found after the "use or freeze by" date and following the number 5753 on the packaging. A full list of impacted batches can be found here.

Nestlé said it has not received any reports of consumers falling ill or becoming injured.

Nestlé USA advises those who have purchased products on the its list of potentially contaminated packages "should not prepare or consume them but should instead discard the product."

The company adds that it's working with the Food and Drug Administration on the matter.

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1090 Commerce Dr
Prescott, AZ
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1090 Commerce Drive, Public Health, Health Education, In-Home services, WIC, Health Start, Community Health Center of Yavapai , Prescott Free Clinic, HPV Vaccinations

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