Cancer Control Office Chief Wins National Award


Virginia Warren

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.

Developmental Screening Trainings now Listed on Clinicians Website

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.