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  • Chronic Disease Prevention

    The Pima County Health Department is committed to reducing barriers to access health resources and basic needs. The button below will connect you and your family to a wide range of free services from PCHD.

    The mission of the Chronic Disease Prevention Program is to develop partnerships and collaborations to promote a comprehensive approach to address tobacco and chronic disease.

    Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable of death for adults in Arizona.  Each year there are more than 50,000 hospitalizations and almost 10,000 deaths related to heart disease. People can improve their odds of preventing and beating heart disease by understanding the risks and taking simple steps to address them. 


    Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive form of dementia. However, there are things a person can do to potentially prevent or treat the symptoms of the disease. In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Chronic Disease Prevention Program offers several free, one-hour long workshops on various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease in English and Spanish.

    if you are interested in hosting one of these workshops at your organization, or if you are interested in attending a scheduled workshop, please contact Tina Flores at Tina.Flores@pima.gov or 520-724-5336. 

    Men's Health

    For more information about Men's Health

    Air Quality Flag Program

    The Air Quality Flag Program promotes a healthy environment for our children, workers, family, friends and neighbors by providing Pima County communities with resources to inform residents about:

    • Local outdoor air quality conditions
    • How air pollution impacts health
    • Actions we can take to protect ourselves
    • Ways we can improve the quality of the air we breathe

    The program is especially important for children, including teens, and those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses, whose risk of experiencing health issues from air pollution is greater.

    Stock Inhaler in Schools Program

    Pima County’s Stock Inhalers for Schools Program is a collaboration between the University of Arizona Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center, the Pima County Health Department, Thayer Medical Corp., and Banner University Medical Center.

    The program provides schools with medication, a standardized protocol for respiratory distress, spacers, documentation forms, and technical support for implementation so that schools are better equipped to help students with asthma manage their disease.

    Healthy Living: Chronic Disease Self Management Program

    A program that consists of workshops developed by Stanford University to help adults and caregivers successfully live with ongoing or chronic health conditions. The workshop consists of 10-16 participants, and meets once a week for 2.5 hours as part of a six-week program. Workshops are offered in English and Spanish. 

    You can register for a workshop or contact Hector Juarez at Hector.Juarez@pima.gov or (520) 724-7939.

    Hands-Only CPR Training

    CPR helps keep blood and oxygen flowing and can keep a person experiencing a cardiac arrest alive until paramedics can arrive. The Hand-Only CPR program offers training, resources and technical assistance to schools and worksites on hands-only CPR and other lifesaving skills.

    Worksite Wellness

    Healthy worksite initiatives have been shown to reduce costs associated with health care and employee absenteeism. In addition, they have been linked to increased productivity as healthy employees have been shown to be more productive. The Worksite Wellness program offers a training for employers and employee wellness professionals on evidenced based trainings, tools, policies, and step-by-step resources employers can use to tailor a workplace health program to their unique workplace needs.

    If your worksite or business is interested in a training, please contact Tina Flores at Tina.Flores@pima.gov or 520-724-5336, or submit requests via an online form.
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