medical care

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Sep 19, 2023

‘Tentative’ settlement in wrongful death lawsuit over man’s death in prison reached

Current and former Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry heads and prison health care provider Centurion reached a “tentative” settlement in a wrongful death suit involving claims of inadequate mental health care.  

Covid, Arizona Department of Health Services, mobile clinics
Apr 24, 2023

Have health needs, will travel: ADHS delivers vaccines, tests to underserved communities

Even as Covid levels decline, the Arizona health department continues to deliver tests, vaccinations and other medical services to underserved, low-income communities across the state, according to health-equity officials.

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Mar 31, 2023

Colorado legislators warn AZ leaders about harmful tax cut proposal

As Arizona legislators consider SCR1035, which would impose tax and spending limitations similar to those in Colorado, it’s worth looking at the consequences and taking from the lived experience of hardworking Coloradans who have a rigid state budget dreamed up by politicians over 30 years ago.

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Jan 10, 2023

Judge outlines fixes to poor health care in Arizona prisons

A federal judge who previously concluded Arizona was providing inadequate medical and mental health care to prisoners said she will give the state three months to ensure it has enough health care professionals to meet constitutional standards.

Jun 1, 2016

Ducey role in KidsCare passage minimal, but crucial at the end

As the debate raged over the restoration of KidsCare, a federally funded health insurance program for low-income children, Gov. Doug Ducey remained firmly on the fence.

Dec 7, 2015

Arizona nurses push for law giving them doctors’ privileges

After a contentious hearing that lasted more than five hours Monday, the Senate and House’s health committees approved a proposal to expand the scope of practice of advanced practice nurses and allow them to have, in specific instances, the same privileges as physicians.

Nov 13, 2013

Officials: Valley agencies close to eliminating chronic homelessness among vets

By Jan. 1, housing agencies will have found homes for the last 56 chronically homeless veterans in the Valley, making it the first metropolitan area in the country to accomplish this, advocates say.

Mar 19, 2013

Trial set for suit over health care at prisons

A 2014 trial date has been set for a lawsuit by Arizona prison inmates over the quality of health care at the state's prisons.