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Tucson advocate spotlights maternal deaths related to mental health

The national conversation around maternal mortality has served to spotlight physical complications, such as cardiovascular issues, but Tucson resident Sarah Barrett is among those battling a leading but overlooked cause of pregnancy-related deaths: conditions linked to mental health.... Read more»0

ASU partnership provides free hearing services to low-income Arizonans

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is partnering with ASU’s Speech and Hearing Clinic to provide a year’s worth of hearing care to patients who are 21 or older and make less than $17,130 individually or less than $23,169 in a two-person household.... Read more»0

Taking AIM: Arizona hospitals collaborate to fight maternal mortality

The AIM Collaborative brings together 33 hospitals across Arizona to help combat pregnancy-related deaths and address underlying causes using strategies based on evidence as federal and state officials have pushed for legislation to protect mothers.... Read more»0

From doughnuts to pot to cash, incentives rise as vaccination rates slide

With COVID-19 vaccination rates declining in Arizona and other states, entities are using incentives - from free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme shops, scratch-off lottery tickets in Pima County, and cold, hard cash from of California - to reverse the trend and get more shots into more arms.... Read more»0