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AHCCCS seeks feedback from Arizonans who have called a crisis line

| July 20, 2021
AHCCCS seeks feedback from Arizonans who have called a crisis line

AHCCCS, the state Medicaid agency, seeks feedback from Arizonans who have called a crisis line to get help for themselves or others. Please take this short survey. We want to know—what worked well and what could go better?

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DES reports on Child Care for Returning Workers Program

| July 20, 2021
DES reports on Child Care for Returning Workers Program

Under Governor Ducey’s Arizona Back To Work program, the State of Arizona will provide 3 months of child care assistance for individuals with children who return to work after receiving unemployment benefits. 

To be eligible, an individual must:

have filed for the state’s unemployment and pandemic unemployment assistance programs on or before May 15, 2021
be currently employed (part-time or full-time) in any industry
earn $25 per hour or less (equivalent to a yearly salary of $52,000)
be a parent in need of child care assistance for their children ages 12 and younger

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Children’s Action Alliance — Arizona’s legislators missed a unique opportunity this legislative session

| July 20, 2021
Children’s Action Alliance — Arizona’s legislators missed a unique opportunity this legislative session

Arizona’s legislators had a unique opportunity this legislative session.  The pandemic did not result in state revenues falling to the $1 billion deficit that was expected.  Instead, analysts projected there was more than $1 billion in ongoing, unobligated revenues plus nearly $3 billion in one-time cash.  These funds could have been used to invest in Arizona’s future.  From public schools to health care to state highways, many opportunities exist to make improvements that would have long-lasting impacts on our state.  Instead, the legislature squandered this opportunity and passed record-breaking tax cuts that reduce revenue so much the tax cuts cannot be fully phased in until after fiscal year 2024.   

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United Way of Northern Arizona — 2 New Reports Show How Far We Need to Go

| July 20, 2021
United Way of Northern Arizona — 2 New Reports Show How Far We Need to Go

A pair of recently released reports illustrate how far our region and state have to go to provide better outcomes for our children and youth – and how the pandemic has complicated those efforts.
According to the 2021 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Arizona was slowly making improvements in multiple areas for children. The state is consistently in the bottom 25% for overall rankings, but had shown gains in 2019 in both the economic well-being of children and with more elementary and middle school students meeting math and reading proficiency levels.
And then COVID hit.

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Connections Spotlight — 2021 CCC&Y Conference: ‘Finding My Strength; Hope in Connection’

| July 20, 2021
Connections Spotlight — 2021 CCC&Y Conference: ‘Finding My Strength; Hope in Connection’

We are back!!  2021 Conference tickets on sale now!!  We are so excited to FINALLY host this highly anticipated and exciting event!!  Please see our full program and event details.  We our proud to host amazing speakers and content. For example, get to know our opening Keynote speaker by viewing Deanna Singh’s Tedx Talk, We All Have the Power to Build Bridges.

Get your tickets today!!  This event supports professional and personal development. We are calling those who are seeking to excel professionally, those who wish to bring healing to themselves and their community, individuals who are engaged and craving change, and to those dedicating their lives and careers to supporting others.

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Coconino County Health & Human Services presents 2021 Back to School Health Fair in Flagstaff

| July 20, 2021
Coconino County Health & Human Services presents 2021 Back to School Health Fair in Flagstaff

Despite threatening weather, the Coconino County Health & Human Services successfully marked the return of the county’s Back to School Health Fair on July 17 Flagstaff.

The event, held at the county’s King Street location, featured nearly 20 socially-spaced vendors who provided health and education materials to families.

Some of the participants included Arizona Health Zone, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Candelen/Elevate Pre-K, the Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth, Delta Dental, the Flagstaff Public Library, First Things First, North County HealthCare and the Salvation Army.

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Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District to hold 2021-22 Back to School Event on July 28. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 20, 2021
Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District to hold 2021-22 Back to School Event on July 28. See more local, state and national education news here

The Page Unified School District will hold a 2021-22 Back to School Event from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at the Page High School CAB Courtyard.

The event is for:

•New and returning students, pre-K to 12
•Enroll your student in PowerSchool
•Update your students records
•Friendly, knowledgeable staff will be there to help
•All schools, teams, clubs and organizations will have information booths

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for July 21, 2021

| July 20, 2021
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for July 21, 2021

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Coconino County Health and Human Service to offer FREE Naloxone/Narcan kits on July 21, 24

| July 19, 2021
Coconino County Health and Human Service to offer FREE Naloxone/Narcan kits on July 21, 24

Coconino County Health and Human Service’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Program to offer FREE Naloxone/Narcan kits from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21 at the Downtown Community Market at Aspen Avenue and Heritage Square; and at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at the Movies at the Square at Heritage Square. 

What’s Naloxone? It’s a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, remind the body to breath and SAVE A LIFE!

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2021 Flagstaff Regional Events

| July 19, 2021
2021 Flagstaff Regional Events

From virtual activities from toddlers through teens at the Downtown and East Flagstaff Public Library, to family-friend Summer and Fall events, the Flagstaff region has it all. Please click on flyers below for the latest information.

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