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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Get Heart Smart this February for American Heart Month

Heart Health

Get Heart Smart this February for American Heart Month February is American Heart Month. Learn what healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar levels are for you and how they impact your risk of heart disease. 

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Public Health
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Nature Niños

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

We're Hiring!

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

A Matter of Balance

Matter of Balance

Starting:   January 18, 2024 to March 7, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

Location: Dorothy Nolan Senior Center330 N. Pinal StreetFlorence, Arizona 

To register, email Mary Gonzales at [email protected] or call 520-868-7622

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Pinal County is pleased to announce Merissa Mendoza has been appointed as Director of Public Health

News Flash Profile Merissa Mendoza

Pinal County is pleased to announce that Merissa Mendoza has been appointed as Director of Public Health, having served as Interim Director since last February.

Merissa began her Pinal County career in Public Health almost 13 years ago, working in the WIC ...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Spread Cheer, Not Germs This Holiday Season

Germs (PNG)

More ways you can stay healthy this season:

  • Stay up to date on vaccinations.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands....
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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Get Vaccinated!

Vaccinated

Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy this flu season. There's still time to get a flu vaccine if you haven't yet. Call our Central Appointment Desk to schedule: 866-960-0633

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Public Health
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop

Caregiver Workshop (PNG)

Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes help caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Whether you provide care for a spouse, partner, parent, friend, or child with special needs, at home or in a care facility, whether...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 29, 2023

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Schedule Your Well Woman Exam Today!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (PNG)

The Well Woman HealthCheck Program is a state-wide program that provides free cancer screening to women who qualify. 

Women in the program may receive the following:

  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Mammogram
  • Pap Test

?To make an appointment or inquire about serv...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 25, 2023

Free COVID-19 Tests

Covid Tests

Every household can once again place an order to get four more free COVID-19 tests from the Federal Government,  https://www.covid.gov/tests

Please note: many test expiration dates have been extended and are valid for months after the dat...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Board of Supervisors Approve Diaper Need Awareness Week

Diaper need (PNG)

On September 6, 2023, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the week of September 18 - September 24, 2023, as Diaper Need Awareness Week. From September 7-24, 2023, diaper donations will be accepted at the county Board of Supervisor offices, lo...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day

Fentanyl Prevention Day (PNG)

Monday, August 21, 2023, was National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day, a chance to remember those who died from the drug while recognizing its current impacts and prevalence in communities across the country. PCAO has already charged more fentanyl c...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 6, 2023

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Remember, the 988Lifeline can provide emotional support for anyone who needs it, any time, day or night.

Call, text, or chat 988 if you are having a mental health issue or crisis or just need someone to talk...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

August Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Staying up to date on your vaccines can help protect you and those around you. Schedule immunization needs with Pinal County Public Health at 1-866-960-0633. For more information on routine vaccinations for...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Kearny Back-To-School Immunizations

Kearny Immunizations

When: August 16th 

3 PM - 7 PM

Where: Ray Elementary School651 Senator Chastain Drive Kearny, AZ 85137

866-960-0633Call our Central Appointment Desk to schedule your appointment, walk-ins welcome 

Please bring the child's i...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 31, 2023

County's Vector Control Program Monitors Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus Risk

Environmental Health

Many Pinal County residents experienced their first Monsoon storm of the season this week. This is an important reminder to remove any standing water in your yard after a storm, as mosquitoes can lay eggs in as little as a 1/4 inch of water - that can be ...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 3, 2023

World Hepatitis Day (WHD)

World Hep Day (PNG)

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed each year on July 28th to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, which causes inflammation of the liver that leads to severe disease and liver cancer. Learn more and find resources.

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Public Health
Posted on: July 3, 2023

You Can Reduce Your Risk of Sun Damage And Skin Cancer

July UV Month (PDF)

July is UV Safety Month. You can reduce your risk of sun damage and skin cancer by staying in the shade, under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter. Your best bet to protect your skin is to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you’re ou...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Excessive Heat Watch in Effect From This Weekend Through Early Next Week

Excessiveheat (PNG)

An excessive heat watch will be in effect through July 4th. Be sure to protect yourself, your children, and your pets from the heat and sun:

  • Drink plenty of water and beverages with electrolytes to protect from heat stress
  • Apply sunscreen (SPF 30+) every tw...
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Hydration and Heat Relief Resources Public Health
Posted on: June 26, 2023

Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Mosquito Control Awareness Week

They're back! Mosquitos aren't just a nuisance, they spread germs that can make you sick. This National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, learn tips to keep mosquitoes away from your home this summer and learn more from the Cente...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 5, 2023

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

The decision to donate can save a life or even several. To find a blood drive near you, go to: https://www.redcrossblood.org/

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Public Health
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Free Virtual Workshop on Healthy Living with Diabetes

Pinal Gila Healthy Living Workshop

August 10 - September 14 
Meets on Thursdays
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Workshop is free 

To register, email [email protected] by July 31st 

Public Health
Posted on: February 10, 2023

Merissa Mendoza Named Interim Public Health Director

Merissa Mendoza

Merissa Mendoza has been named Interim Director of Public Health, beginning Monday, February 13, 2023. Merissa replaces Tascha Spears, who is retiring from Pinal County today.

Merissa has been with the county for almost 12 years, and most recently served a...

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