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ADHS celebrates Black History Month

ADHS celebrates Black History Month

February also marks American Heart Month. African-Americans are often disproportionately affected by heart disease and its related risk factors, including inequitable access to medication, preventive services, and engagement in fitness and wellness activities. 
Honoring Black History Month by advocating for children in foster care; volunteers needed

Honoring Black History Month by advocating for children in foster care; volunteers needed

With honoring these achievements and individuals, we are calling on communities across the state to join us in advocating and supporting children in foster care. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children in foster care and honor the legacy of Black Americans who have paved the way for future generations.
Hot take: The intertwined history of firefighting and baseball

Hot take: The intertwined history of firefighting and baseball

It was played informally, with varying rules, for many decades in American cities like New York by young men in their leisure time, including volunteer firefighters. Competitive with each other in all things, fire companies often played against each other and eventually formed clubs. This led Alexander Joy Cartwright (1820-1892) to draft a set of official rules for the game in 1845.
Mom, Interrupted: Punting The Pundit

Mom, Interrupted: Punting The Pundit

You know who they are: they’re the people who are paid pretty good money to explain the news to us, comment on that explanation, and then offer some guidance on how you might want to think about everything they just said. 
CTE programs guide students toward acquiring practical skills, achieving success in chosen professions

CTE programs guide students toward acquiring practical skills, achieving success in chosen professions

Queen Creek Unified School District is intentional about career readiness and we work hard to prepare students for their future. Our goal is to  help each student realize their passion and correlate this with a career as they prepare to make post-secondary plans. 
ADHS: Measles exposure in Maricopa County highlights need for continued vaccination

ADHS: Measles exposure in Maricopa County highlights need for continued vaccination

Measles is not common in the United States. However, as this recent exposure highlights, uncommon does not mean impossible. Measles spreads very easily via the air, through coughing or sneezing; touching infected surfaces or if an infected person is in the same room with others. The virus can remain in the air for several hours and can be transmitted to unvaccinated people even after the infected person has left the room. 
National Caregivers Day: Empowering Arizona’s caregivers to care for themselves

National Caregivers Day: Empowering Arizona’s caregivers to care for themselves

National Caregivers Day, observed on Feb. 16, is dedicated to honoring these selfless individuals who provide personal, physical and emotional support to those in need. As a caregiver, taking care of yourself isn’t just about protecting your own health; it’s about making sure you’re able to care for your loved one, too. 
Public education as the heart of community engagement

Public education as the heart of community engagement

Parent involvement, engagement with local businesses and community volunteerism in schools are all crucial elements in helping our students prepare for success in both school and life. These positive partnerships foster a sense of community pride and the growth of a vibrant, interconnected community that thrives and prospers.
Fall in love with your financial institution this Valentine's Day

Fall in love with your financial institution this Valentine's Day

Amid the romantic symbols of the holiday, it's easy to overlook the love story we share with our money. With numerous options from local credit unions to online banks, choosing the perfect financial partner is in your hands. 
Start small, live big: Make changes for a healthier heart

Start small, live big: Make changes for a healthier heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Arizona has the 10th lowest rate of deaths caused by heart disease in the nation. By making healthy changes, we can continue this positive trend and improve the heart health of Arizonans. The Live to the Beat campaign led by the CDC Foundation and the Million Hearts Initiative offers recommendations for how you can  prevent heart attack and stroke, as well as take small steps to maintain your heart health.