Virginia Warren, ADHS Cancer Control Office Chief, was awarded the 2014 Carol Friedman Award for Extraordinary Leadership and Exemplary Mentorship in Comprehensive Cancer Control during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta this month. The award is named for Dr. Carol Friedman, CDC’s first Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch Chief and a tireless advocate for the underserved. Virginia was selected as this year’s award winner for her exemplary work within the Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the HealthCheck Programs. Additionally, her efforts in establishing and maintaining partnerships and collaborative opportunities in the community were key to her selection by the committee. Virginia was nominated by Dr. Francisco Garcia, Director of the Pima County Health Department, and Sharlene Bozack of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
Your sunburn and sun tan may fade, but your cells “remember.” If only we knew then: tanned skinned isn’t healthy skin. It’s damaged skin. Keep your skin the color it was born in. Learn more about keeping your skin safe on our SunWise page and by watching the video below.
On August 1, 2014 AHCCCS began reimbursing qualified medical professionals for performing Developmental Screenings with proof of certification. All qualified medical professionals must provide proof of certification to the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare. Take a look at the certification trainings online on the Arizona Department of Health Services Clinicians Website under the Training Opportunities Page.
The Colon Cancer Alliance helps patients, family and caregivers who are fighting colon cancer. Take a look at the video blog below to learn about the Colon Cancer Alliance from survivors and family members.
For more information about staying safe in the heat, visit our Extreme Weather and Public Health website.