There’s a dangerous disease spreading amongst political and media elites — “soundbite-itis.” It causes policymakers to advocate ill-informed policies that hurt the very people they want to help. Exhibit A: The Washington Post, John Oliver and state legislators are all alarmed that the pharmaceutical industry “spends more on sales and marketing than on (research and […]
Arizona may hold a precarious place in the new health care system proposed by House Republicans. The reasons are the state’s aging population and higher than average insurance costs, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The foundations says for most Arizonans, the tax credits they use to help pay for coverage will shrink. Dana […]
People who are uninsured and have not signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act have until this Sunday to enroll. Information and registration for the health insurance marketplace, also known as “Obamacare,” is available online, but Arizonans can also get free assistance with finding the right coverage. Diane Brown, executive director […]
The Banner Children’s Healthmobile offers free health care for underinsured and uninsured children from birth to age 21.
The Healthmobile is located 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Banner Goldfield Medical Center, 2050 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Banner Medical Center, 37000 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley.
Hours may vary. For more information, find the location closest to you and to set an appointment, call the central appointment line at 480-412-6344. Walk-ins will be accepted if the case load allows.
Services include diagnosis and treatment of episodic illness, immunizations (at some locations), referrals to appropriate specialty care (the cost of the specialty services are not covered by Banner School-Based Health Centers), sports and camps physicals and well-child checks.
For more information on Banner Health, visit its website.
Pan De Vida Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth annual Celebrate Life Festival, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, behind the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in downtown Queen Creek.
The main purpose behind the Celebrate Life event is to educate residents about services available in the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area, to promote economic growth, create positive community experiences and to raise funds for Pan De Vida programs that directly benefit families in the local area.
Free health screenings will include vision, glucose, dermatology, scoliosis, flu shots, chiropractic, massages, breast and skin cancer screenings and many other important and useful tests. Mercy Gilbert Hospital will be on site as well as Hospice of the Valley.
Last year, approximately 1,500 people and over 80 local businesses, churches and health organizations came together for the event.
Job seekers in the East Valley will be given the chance to meet with more than 20 local and regional health care employers at a Health Care Career Fair this Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Gilbert.
Sponsored by the Maricopa County Workforce Connections, the job fair will be conducted between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Workforce Connections offices at 735 N. Gilbert Road.
Health care is one of the faster growing industries in the Valley and across the nation, according to a press release. County officials hope that local job-seekers can make connections, seek and find opportunities in all areas of health services including patient care, information technology, financial and support services, administration and other fields within the industry.