Dear Partners in Health:
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease (BTCD) is in the process of assessing priority areas for the use of the voter-approved Proposition 303 funds, generated from the state tobacco tax. This voter-approved initiative allows for 2% of tobacco tax revenue to be directed to the prevention and early detection of the four leading chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and stroke.
BTCD is pleased to invite you to participate in this prioritization process because of your expertise in addressing chronic disease prevention, early detection and management. Your input will help to inform decisions, and provide valuable input regarding the best strategies to address chronic disease in Arizona. BTCD will be hosting a series of teleconferenced forums where we will solicit input from our stakeholders regarding strategies to address the four leading chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and stroke.
Please click the links below for the letter of invitation for more information, and a schedule of calls. Your input will be greatly appreciated, thank you!