2017 Golden Plate Awards Announced

241 Yavapai County food establishments have earned the 2017 Golden Plate Award. This is the thirteenth year of the award, and to be eligible, an owner or operator needed to meet three criteria:

1)  Operate throughout the entire calendar year 2017 without a cited critical food handling violation.
2)   Have an approved and implemented food safety plan.
3)  Have a person-in-charge with an accepted and current manager-level food safety certificate throughout the year.

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YCCHS Survey for Community Input on Riverfront Park in Cottonwood

Have you heard about the Cottonwood Riverfront Trails and Recreation Master Plan (CRTRMP)? In 2016 The City of Cottonwood completed an overall plan on expanding the Riverfront Trails and Recreation Area. Yavapai County Community Health Services would like your feedback on how the implementation of this plan (cottonwoodaz.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1748) would impact you and your health.

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News from Arizona Department of Health regarding the FLU

Flu Widespread with Highest Number of Seasonal Cases Ever Reported by December
ADHS Public Health Officials Encourage Everyone to Get Vaccinated: PHOENIX - Flu is widespread in Arizona with 2,629 more cases reported than this time last year, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced today. As of Dec. 20, there have been 2,976 cases of flu reported compared to 347 for the same time period in 2016, which is a 758 percent increase in flu activity.

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eWIC Makes it Easier for Families to Get Healthy Foods

The Arizona Department of Health Services has completed a multi-year effort to launch an electronic system called eWIC that replaces paper checks with a card for families that participate in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. WIC families can also download the EzWIC app for Apple and Android devices. This app will allow them to search the WIC Food List, scan items in the store to see if they are WIC-approved, and check their current benefit balance.

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October is Healthy Lung Month

October is Healthy Lung Month, so this is a perfect chance to talk about some household toxins that could have a negative impact on lung health. Such substances include asbestos, radon, arsenic, and carbon monoxide. Since they are commonly found inside homes, it is imperative that you know how they can affect your health, and what you can do to lower your risk.

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Living with Chronic Pain? Check out this Free "Healthy Living with Chronic Pain" Workshop

Prepare for the holidays by making sure you feel good this Fall. Yavapai Community Health Services (YCCHS) is offering a free 6-week Healthy Living with Chronic Pain Workshop beginning next week. Workshops are facilitated by two trained facilitators, one or both of whom have a chronic pain themselves. This fun, interactive workshop will offer a variety of different activities and provide tools to improve your quality of life.
Topics covered include:

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Yes, Flu Season is a Thing.

With flu season right around the corner, U.S. health officials are urging everyone to get their flu shot now so they'll be protected from the potentially serious complications of influenza. Yavapai County Community Health Services has received their shipments of the ’17-’18 flu vaccine and they are ready to schedule appointments now. The flu season for 2017-2018 is expected to run from October 2017 through May 2018 with the peak four-month period being December through March.

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YCCHS Releases the 2017 Community Health Assessment

We are pleased to present the 2017 Community Health Assessment. Check out the full document on our Community Health Resources page!

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Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop in Yarnell

The Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop will help you take control of your Diabetes rather than letting it control you!
This fun, interactive 6-week workshop, will offer a variety of different activities and tools to improve your quality of life.
Anyone with diabetes, pre-diabetes, caregivers and loved ones of people with diabetes are welcomed.

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Yavapai County WIC Awarded for Outstanding Breastfeeding Support

Yavapai County WIC is one of six Agencies in the United States and U.S. Territories to be awarded the Gold Premier Award from Loving Support©. Yavapai County Community Health Services was the only agency in Arizona to qualify for this award, along with agencies in California, Washington and Idaho. Loving Support© Makes Breastfeeding Work is the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) national breastfeeding promotion and support campaign. Education, training and outreach materials are provided for staff of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

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Leslie Horton


Appointed 2017
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