Listen to Wayne Tormala’s KXXT 1010 interview

January 28, 2011

Wayne Tormala was a guest on Fred Taylor’s Men’s Health segment on January 27th. The topic was chew tobacco and the upcoming Through with Chew week in February. To listen to the entire show broadcast on KXXT, visit this link.

Through with Chew week begins February 21st.

Thinking of quitting tobacco, chew too? The Arizona’s Smokers’ Helpline can help you quit Chew Too! Call the ASHLine at 1 800-55-66-222 or visit http://www.ASHLine.org. Our quit coaches help you break your addiction to nicotine whether you smoke or chew and they will stick by you every step of the way. Please pass this along to anybody you may know who is looking to quit any form of tobacco use.


ADHS Hiring: Wellness & Physical Activity Coordinator

January 27, 2011

Please see and forward the announcement below to any interested parties. This postion is a part of the Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Open until filled

THE POSITION: The Wellness and Physical Activity Coordinator will lead and direct statewide work site wellness and physical activity programs including the administration of more than $500,000 in local contracts for physical activity programs, develop effective collaborative efforts with internal and external partners to promote physical activity, utilize public health data to develop and prioritize policy and community-based interventions to promote physical activity and work-site wellness, translate physical activity guidelines and recommendation to inform, and serve as a technical expert in the are of exercise physiology and related exercise science in public health setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES (KSAs): Knowledge of current physical activity guidelines and recommendations to accurately inform the process of intervention, including policy development; evidence-based strategies for promoting physical activity.  Knowledge of the effects of physical activity on reducing chronic disease risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity, body fatness).  The ideal candidate would ha e a Master’s degree in public health, health education, exercise science, nutrition, or other related field. Three years of experience related to physical activity or worksite wellness programs which included program planning or administration.  Meet credentialing requirements of the American College of Sports Medicine as a Physical Activity in Public Health Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), or the credentialing requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration as a Registered Dietitian. Bilingual in Spanish and English.

The Department of Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provides a Tobacco-Free Campus.

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Comprehensive benefits package includes sick leave, vacation, and 10 holidays per year; health and dental insurance; retirement plan; life insurance; and long-term disability insurance.  Optional employee benefits include short-term disability, deferred compensation, and supplemental life insurance.

State employees are subject to mandatory furlough days scheduled for FY 2011 (6 days) and in FY 2012 (6 days).  A furlough is time off without pay and equals 8 hours per day for full-time employees and is pro-rated for part-time employees.  

All newly-hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


Listen to Stephen Michael on KJLL

January 27, 2011

ASHLine Director Stephen Michael was a guest on KJLL’s Buck Masters show. Stephen discusses Arizona’s failing grade with relation to tobacco cessation funding. The CDC recommends cessation programs spend nearly 5x what they are spending now. Arizona is succeeding in keeping tobacco out of schools and public locations and has seen a 21% drop in prevalence.

To listen to the entire show, click this link: KJLL 1-27 9AM AZ Smokers Helpline


Upcoming TRUST Commission Meeting

January 26, 2011

There will be a meeting of the Tobacco Revenue Use, Spend and Tracking (TRUST) Commission on Wednesday Feb. 16th at 10:00am. The meeting will be held at the American Lung Association: 102 W. McDowell Rd, PHX, AZ. Please see below for a copy of the agenda.

TRUST AGENDA PAGE 1

TRUST AGENDA PAGE 2


Wayne Tormala to discuss Through with Chew on KXXT

January 26, 2011

Wayne Tormala will be a guest on Fred Taylor’s Men Health segment this Thursday Jan. 27th at 10:00. Men’s Health can be heard on KXXT 1010am. For more information, visit KXXT’s website or see below.


BTCD Youth Coalition Development RFP Announced

January 25, 2011

BTCD has released an RFP to help in Youth Coalition Development. The RFP Solicitation# is ADHS11-00000446. Please visit this link for more information. Click on attachment withiin the link to view the RFP document.


Smoking, obesity to blame for lag in U.S. lifespan

January 25, 2011

U.S. has worse life expectancy than many nations, new report says

updated 2 hours 14 minutes ago 2011-01-25T19:15:44

WASHINGTON — The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation yet has worse life expectancy than many — and a new report blames smoking and obesity.

That may sound surprising, considering that public smoking is being stamped out here while it’s common in parts of Europe. And obesity is a growing problem around the world.

But the U.S. led those unhealthy trends, lighting up and fattening up a few decades ahead of other high-income countries. And the long-term consequences are life expectancy a few years shorter than parts of Europe and Japan, the National Research Council reported Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »