Arizona Public Health Association

Improving the Health of Arizona's Communities


AzPHA Events

Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • Desert Willow Conference Center

    *To view our sponsorship packet for more details, please click here*

    It's no secret that Arizona and the U.S. are in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic. Public health professionals, healthcare providers, managed care organizations and first responders have been implementing interventions to improve prescribing practices, better manage addiction, and quickly intervene during overdoses to mitigate the epidemic- yet the crisis has worsened. Policy makers in Arizona and across the nation, including the governor, have taken note and are prioritizing resources and policy directives to mitigate the crisis. 

    This important Arizona Public Health Association conference, titled Arizona's Opioid Epidemic: Evidence - Interventions - Policy, will present recent Arizona opioid epidemic data and will explore interventions and future policy initiatives within public health, healthcare and managed care systems, first responders, state government, and county health departments to mitigate the epidemic. 

    We will also conduct our annual AzPHA members meeting during the conference as well as hear from Keynote Speaker, Jon Perez, a top official with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) regarding the latest developments at the national level.

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    About the Presenter: 

    • UPCOMING WEBINAR! Focusing on the "Demand-Side" of Opioids and Chronic Pain | Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 12:00 PM

    • Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow is a Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Medical Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services' Bureau of EMS and Trauma System. Dr. Bobrow is the associate director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center at the University of Arizona. In addition to his extensive research on CPR and Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Bobrow's focus is on mitigating the epidemics of chronic pain and opioid abuse, and improving EMS wellness and resiliency. His focus on helping people understand and utilize their enormous innate potential to "heal from within" using effective non-pharmaceutical approaches. Dr. Bobrow serves as the Director of Pain Management at San Carlos Apache Healthcare where he both learns from his patients and helps them manage their main through culturally sensitive approaches. In 2016, he was named by Phoenix Magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in healthcare in the Valley of the Sun. 
    • Webinar Description: Since the 1990's, the use of opioids increased by an order of magnitude and despite significant increases in medical treatments (imaging, medications, and procedures) for conditions such as back and neck pain, joint pain, headaches, and abdominal pain, population disability rates have not improved. Chronic pain now affects an estimated 1000 million Americans and costs our nation roughly $635 billion/year in medical expenses and lost productivity. More importantly, opioid misuse/abuse and chronic pain are destroying lives, families, and communities. The two public health problems of opioids and chronic pain are intertwined and we all have a vital role in play in improving this state of affairs.
    Please join us as Dr. Bobrow presents current public health efforts to thwart two of the largest national public health epidemics of our generation. The reality is that it won't be quick or easy, and will require an in-depth understanding and sustained, systematic approach to both issues. Changing our opioid misuse and chronic pain trajectories requires a major shift in mindset in which we simultaneously focus our attention and resources not only on the supply side but also just as resolutely on the demand side. You won't want to miss this presentation.

Past events

07 Sep 2017 Lunch & Learn Series: Health Mapping Every ZIP Code in Arizona
17 Aug 2017 Lunch & Learn Series: Mental Health Policy
13 Jul 2017 Lunch & Learn Series: Horses & Zebras: an overview of infectious disease in Arizona
08 Jun 2017 Lunch & Learn Series: State Loan Repayment Program
30 May 2017 Lunch & Learn: Zika Presentation
25 May 2017 Lunch & Learn: Arizona's 2017 Legislative Session
26 Apr 2017 Spring 2017 Conference: Connecting Community Design and Public Health: People, Place, Policy
23 Mar 2017 Lunch & Learn: Arizona’s Stake in Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Community Paramedicine
30 Sep 2016 Fall 2016 Conference Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities
30 Sep 2016 Fall 2016 Conference & Annual Meeting
05 Apr 2016 Spring 2016 Conference Sponsorship, Exhibit Tables, & Program Ad
05 Apr 2016 Spring 2016 Conference
18 Sep 2015 AzPHA 87th Annual Fall Conference and Meeting Sponsorship
18 Sep 2015 87th Annual Fall Meeting and Conference
17 Sep 2015 87th Annual AzPHA Awards Reception & Fundraiser
17 Sep 2015 Academic Partnerships and Evidence Based Practice Implementation
31 Aug 2015 Public Speaking Workshop
08 Jun 2015 Social Media and Communication Training
14 May 2015 AzPHA Morning Blend
09 Apr 2015 2015 Spring Conference - It Starts Upstream: A Public Health Approach to Building a Healthy Future
09 Apr 2015 2015 Spring Conference Sponsorship
03 Mar 2015 Legislative Overview
19 Sep 2014 Conference Sponsorship Annual Meeting 2014
19 Sep 2014 Annual Fall Meeting - Sharing the Wealth of Public Health Through Innovative Collaboration
18 Sep 2014 4th Annual Awards Reception & Fundraiser
14 Aug 2014 Health Literacy Seminar
22 Jul 2014 Upcoming Election 101
01 Jun 2014 AzPHA Summer Raffle
13 May 2014 AzPHA Morning Blend "Meet Our New Executive Director"
11 Apr 2014 Conference Sponsorship Spring 2014
11 Apr 2014 Spring Conference - Making Healthy Eating and Active Living the Easy Choice
26 Sep 2013 Conference Sponsorship Annual Meeting 2013
26 Sep 2013 Annual Fall Meeting - It Takes A Village: Achieving Healthy Communities
25 Sep 2013 3rd Annual Awards Reception & Fundraiser
18 Jul 2013 Water Works: Where does it come from? Where does it go?
16 Jul 2013 WEBINAR: Talking PUBLIC HEALTH: Tips for a Successful Visit with your Elected Official
13 Jun 2013 E-Cigarettes: Disruptive Technology? A Public Health Perspective with Dr. Carmona
15 May 2013 Recyling? Where does that Stuff Go?
24 Apr 2013 Spring Conference - Moving Arizona Communities Toward Health Equity
24 Apr 2013 Conference Sponsorship Spring 2013
23 Apr 2013 Welcome Reception for Dr. Richard H. Carmona
19 Mar 2013 WEBINAR: Using Our Own History: A Century Old Solution to 21st Century Problems
06 Feb 2013 AzPHA Morning Blend
07 Dec 2012 AzPHA Morning Blend
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