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The School Health Liaison Program was made possible by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ approval of the creation of a Public Health District and additional grant funding through the Arizona Department of Health Services. School Health Liaisons help schools meet their public health needs via tailored programming.
For more information about this program, call 520-866-7313.


The Maternal Child Health Program
provides education and resources to reduce childhood injury and assist the parents of children and youth with special healthcare needs.


The Teen Pregnancy Program
offers strategic approaches to improve the health and social well-being of youth through the reduction of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, and the awareness of healthy relationships and life skills, including financial literacy and educational and career success. The program provides youth with knowledge and skills that can be applied throughout their lives. Program models are evidence-based, age appropriate, medically accurate, and culturally relevant and incorporate a positive youth development approach.


The Health in All Policy Initiative (or HAPI grant)
partners with Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens to conduct chronic disease self-management workshops and caregiver support programs. This program also works with schools to implement stock inhaler programs and conduct local wellness policy reviews. The overall goal of the program is to address the four leading causes of death in Arizona.


The Tobacco Program
supports evidence-based programs and system level changes that assist smokers in disparate or high-risk populations with tobacco prevention and cessation services. In Arizona, there are populations that are disproportionately impacted by tobacco use.

Fatality/Mortality Review teams: These review teams are administered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and utilize locally developed multi-disciplinary teams throughout the state to conduct a detailed review of the circumstances surrounding preventable deaths. The purpose of these programs is to develop and implement data-driven recommendations for reducing preventable deaths.


The Overdose Data to Action Program
seeks to implement strategies to address opioid misuse in collaboration with prescribers, substance misuse treatment providers, and preventionists. To learn more about the opioid epidemic within Arizona visit the Opioid Epidemic Dashboard.

For questions, contact [email protected]

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The School Health Liaison Program is a program of the Pinal County Public Health Services District and has been made possible by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ approval of the creation of a Public Health District.  The program is funded by the Public Health District and the ADHS Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease.  The goals of the program are to:

  • Improve the efficiency and span of Public Health services available to Pinal County residents, specifically school-aged children and their families;
  • Help school districts maintain optimal health and safety conditions for students; and
  • Provide a reliable “point person” for school administrators to obtain available services to meet their site’s public health needs.

A unique aspect of the School Health Liaison Program is that school staff determine health education priorities based upon the Public Health needs of their school.  In addition to services that are offered universally, such as health articles for parent newsletters, links to Public Health programs, and information about communicable diseases, the Program tailors Public Health education to meet the needs of the school.

The following school districts have been assigned School Health Liaisons during 2019-2020:

  • Casa Grande Elementary School District: Palo Verde Elementary, Saguaro Elementary, Cactus Middle School, Casa Grande Middle School, and Villago Middle School

  • Coolidge Unified School District: Heartland Ranch Elementary, West Elementary, Coolidge Junior High, and Coolidge High School.

  • Eloy Elementary School District: Curiel Primary, Eloy Intermediate, and Eloy Junior High School.

  • Florence Unified School District: Copper Basin K-8, Magma Ranch K-8, Florence High School, Poston Butte High School, and San Tan Foothills High School.

  • JO Combs School District: Ellsworth Elementary, Harmon Elementary, Ranch Elementary, Simonton Elementary, and JO Combs Middle School.

  • Juvenile Justice Center.

  • Mammoth/San Manuel Unified School District: First Avenue Elementary and San Manuel Junior/Senior High School 

  • Maricopa Unified School District: Desert Wind Middle School, Maricopa Wells Middle School, and Maricopa High School.

  • Ray Unified School District: Ray Elementary School and Ray Junior/Senior High School

  • Toltec Elementary School District: Arizona City Elementary and Toltec Elementary School 

 

  Questions?

Contact [email protected] or 520-866-7317.

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