Phoenix Arizona


Flu Shots – Locating Flu Shot Clinics by quotes

Community Information and Referral has made it easy again this year to find flu shot clinics. Simply go to their website or call the 24 hour seven day per week flu shot hotline and you will find a clinic conveniently located near you.

CIR News: Flu Shots Available Now!

It’s that time of year again, and Community Information & Referral has the latest news on where you can get flu shots.

We’ve made it easier for you to find flu shot clinics near you by indexing flu shot providers by the counties they serve and by what kind of insurance they accept.

For more information, please visit us online at: http://flu.cir.org/

This is a newsletter from Community Information & Referral in Phoenix, Arizona.

Please visit us on the web at http://www.cir.org
Or call us 24/7!
602-263-8856 from anywhere
800-352-3792 from area codes 520 & 928

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Community Information & Referral Board of Directors by quotes

Phoenix Arizona – Community Information & Referral (CIR), a local non-profit, recently elected officers for its 2008-2009. The new officers are:

Chair, Bill Austin, Vice President of Business Development, Arizona High Tech Talent Partnership

Vice-Chair, Jerry Mendoza, Low Income Assistance Program Manager, Arizona Public Service

Treasurer, Blossom Aung, Program Business Manager, General Dynamics,

Shelley Detwiller Digiacomo, Attorney, Osborn Maledon.

Art Brooks, President/CEO, Arizona Broadcasters Association was recently elected to the board.

Community Information & Referral (CIR) provides FREE 24-hour Help Hotline services to Arizona residents. Trained Information & Referral Specialists respond to calls from people who need help finding help, assess problems, and provide appropriate information and/or referrals to local governmental, non-profit, and faith-based health and human services organizations. Callers can reach the Hot Helpline in Maricopa County by calling 602-263-8856, or outside Maricopa County, toll free at 1-800-352-3792. Visit us on the web at http://www.cir.org/ and see below for a complete listing.

Special Programs

Community Information & Referral offers several specialized programs for residents of Arizona. Please click on the name of the programs below to find out more about them including contact information.

24-Hour Helpline
Our English/Spanish bilingual Information & Referral Specialists are ready to help you 24 hours a day to assist you in finding the help you need. We are central and northern Arizona’s First Call for Help. Call 602-263-8856 from anywhere or 1-800-352-3792 within area codes 520 & 928.

Childhood Immunization Hotline (Maricopa County only)
We refer callers living in Maricopa County to the closest clinic where they can get free immunizations for their children age 18 and under. Call 602-263-8856.

Community Voice MailCommunity Voice Mail
Community Voice Mail assists homeless individuals in Maricopa County by giving them private telephone numbers to help them with job searches and keeping connected to family and friends. All clients must be referred by agencies that provide direct services to homeless individuals and/or families. Call 602-263-8845 x 108.

CONTACSCONTACS
The COmmunity NeTwork for ACcessing Shelter helps domestic violence victims and homeless persons in Maricopa County find shelter in emergency situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 602-263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739.

HIV CAREHIV CARE
HIV CARE is a confidential 24-hour information line for helping people with HIV/AIDS who need medical care. People can also get help with food, dental, counseling, social services and treatment. Services are available in English and Spanish. No insurance is required. Call 1-877-HIV-7020 or 1-800-448-7020.

HMISMaricopa HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) Project
Assessing services provided to and unmet needs of homeless individuals in Maricopa County. This program is presented in cooperation with several agencies with support from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Arizona Mortgage Foreclosure HelplineArizona Mortgage Foreclosure Helpline
With thousands of Arizonans facing foreclosure on their homes, Community Information & Referral has partnered with the Arizona Department of Housing to guide those people to agencies that can help them through the process and might be able to help them stay in their homes. Call 1-877-448-1211. Foreclosure Prevention

Valley LifelineValley Lifeline
In partnership with Lifeline Systems Inc., the nation’s leading provider of personal emergency response services, we provide a way to help people remain independent in their own homes while maintaining a constant link to immediate emergency services should the need arise. This service is especially helpful to senior citizens and people with disabilities who might otherwise require constant supervision in an environment outside their homes. Call 602-263-8845.

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Phoenix Neighborhoods Stand Together to Stop Gun Violence in South Phoenix by quotes

Phoenix Neighborhoods Stand Together

to Stop Gun Violence in South Phoenix

June 05 , 2008 by EditorA gun buy-back, a neighborhood cleanup and community walk are part of the “Take Back Your Neighborhood” campaign recently unveiled by Mayor Phil Gordon.

The month-long campaign will focus on four specific neighborhoods that, according to police, experience a disproportionate amount of gun violence and include several events specifically designed to make the neighborhoods a safer place.

Joining the mayor were Phoenix City Council members Michael Johnson, District 8, and Michael Nowakowski, District 7, and representatives of the Phoenix Police Department, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, Silent Witness, Phoenix Fire Department, Silent Witness and Arizonans for Gun Safety.

The goal of the program is to empower the residents of these neighborhoods to take action to prevent future gun violence. The neighborhoods involved in the project and their boundaries are:

7/11 Fight Back (7th to 15th avenues and Buckeye Road to I-17), Lindo Park (19th to 23rd avenues and Roeser Road to Southern Avenue), South Vista (12th to 16th streets and Roeser Road to Southern Avenue), Hermoso Park (16th to 24th streets and Vineyard to Broadway roads).

Spearheading the Take Back Your Neighborhood program is Arizonans for Gun Safety, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to reducing gun deaths and injuries.

In addition, several private individuals and companies have pledged their support, including APS, Gust Rosenfeld, Jerry and Joan Colangelo, Phoenix Community Alliance, SRP, the Arizona Republic and La Voz.

The Take Back Your Neighborhood program is a coordinated effort between the city of Phoenix, Phoenix Police Department, ATF, Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office and Arizonans for Gun Safety to dramatically reduce the amount of violent crime in the four Phoenix neighborhoods.

The events for the bilingual campaign include:

The “Steps to Stop Gun Violence” community walk 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Lindo Park, 19th Avenue and Roeser Road, led by faith-based communities in the four neighborhoods. The walk will culminate with a free breakfast and the distribution of free gun locks.

Two job fairs scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 19, to help neighborhood residents take charge of their lives.

A neighborhood cleanup event 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, presented by the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department to help encourage community involvement. In addition to dumpsters and garbage bags, paint and rollers will be provided to stamp out graffiti.

A “no questions asked” gun buy-back program 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, will award a $100 grocery gift card to anyone who brings in a firearm. Buyback locations will include the Phoenix Police Department’s South Mountain Precinct, as well as community churches in each of the four participating neighborhoods.

A community celebration of Take Back Your Neighborhood month 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 28, from at the South Mountain Community Center. Activities will include music, food, games and free swimming in the community pool.

The Take Back Your Neighborhood campaign will include weekly door hangers on every one of the 4,000 homes and apartments in the participating communities, as well as billboards, posters and event fliers promoting specific events. Additionally, 600 free gun locks will be distributed throughout the duration of the program to promote firearm safety.

For more information about the program, visit http://takebackyourneighborhood.com or call 602-222-5400.



Phoenix Arizona Diabetes Expo by quotes
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ARIZONA Below is a possible opportunity for connecting to employers, volunteers and other job seekers on an upcoming weekend. Volunteering provides an opportunity to connect with lots of other people with similar interests and this particular event had about 5000 attendees last year.

Diabetes Expo

Diabetes Expo Phoenix – American Diabetes Expo

PHOENIX Arizona — On Saturday, April 26, 2008, the American Diabetes Association will once again host the free Diabetes Expo—an annual, one-day event showcasing the latest products and services for people affected by diabetes. This highly interactive Diabetes Expo event includes activities for people of all ages, including a fun Youth Zone with exciting activities and information for children with diabetes and their families. The Diabetes Expo also provides the public with a unique opportunity to talk with health care experts and obtain important medical and nutrition information.

“If you or a loved one has diabetes – or is at high risk of developing the disease – Diabetes Expo provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn a great deal about the important aspects of prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications,” said Howard Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI, Diabetes Expo Chair. “The Diabetes Expo is for all people affected by diabetes, as well as anyone interested in healthy eating and active living.”

Diabetes is the nation’s fifth deadliest disease, and it has no cure. In 2005, there were approximately 469,000 residents of Arizona who self-identified as having diabetes, nearly 7.5 percent of the total population (Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2005). Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to manage the disease and lower the risk of complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know it.

More than 75 exhibitors are participating in the 12th annual ADA Diabetes Expo in Phoenix, which will be held Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center, Halls F & G (33 S. Third St. in Phoenix, Arizona 85004). Admission is Free. Stop by “ADA World” and participate in interactive cooking demonstrations, live Web site demonstrations, and find out how the American Diabetes Association is helping people with diabetes and their families in your community.

For more information about diabetes or the Diabetes Expo, call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit the Arizona Diabetes Expo site.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2008
Where: Phoenix Convention Center
Exhibit Halls F & G
33 S. Third St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004 – Map and directions.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country, providing services to hundreds of communities.



ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY News Release by azhttp

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY News Release

January 28, 2008

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY JOINS LARGEST TEACH-IN IN U.S. HISTORY
Thousands of campuses help focus nation on global-warming solutions

TEMPE, Ariz. — On Jan. 30 and 31, 2008, Arizona State University (ASU) will participate in Focus The Nation, an unprecedented teach-in on global-warming solutions.

Focus The Nation has created a teach-in model centered on the three most essential pillars needed to embrace solutions to global warming — education, civic engagement and leadership.

“Today’s college students are truly the greatest generation,” said Lewis & Clark professor of economics Eban Goodstein, author and project director for Focus The Nation. “No other generation has ever had to face this kind of challenge. We as educators would be failing if we did not prepare them with the tools to meet this challenge.”

“Arizona State University is delighted to take part in Focus the Nation,” said ASU President Michael Crow. “All of these efforts represent education at its finest. Our students have enormous power to use their education and passion to create positive change in the world.”

Focus the Nation activities at ASU include a pre-recorded web cast of the “The Two Percent Solution,” produced by the National Wildlife Federation. The web cast (which will be held at 6 p.m., Jan. 30) includes a four-minute segment on ASU’s School of Sustainability, the first school of its kind in the nation. The four-minute video will showcase what ASU is doing on Focus the Nation day and tell the larger story about sustainability at ASU.

The segment will come after a focused discussion about the “The Two Percent Solution” (reducing carbon emissions two percent every year to reach an 80 percent reduction by 2050), led by actor Edward Norton, climate scientist Steve Schneider, author Hunter Lovins (CEO, Natural Capitalism) and environmental justice leader Van Jones (executive director, Ella Baker Center, Oakland, Calif.)

The next day, Jan. 31, will include a range of global warming curricula presented by faculty members and guest speakers, flashlight tours at the Nelson Fine Arts Center, followed by a festival on Hayden Lawn from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student groups will host interactive activities, continuous viewings of “The Two Percent Solution” and the ASU video, and hear the “recycled” of The Sustainabillies band.

As a key part of Focus the Nation, students, faculty and staff will participate in the Choose Your Future vote and select what they think are the top five solutions for global warming. Participants can vote online (www.focusthenation.org ) or at the event. Voting results will be presented nationally to congressional offices on Feb. 18. All students who vote on the Choose Your Future ballot will be eligible to win a $10,000 leadership scholarship for a project to be completed by end of August 2008.

For more information on ASU’s Focus The Nation events, visit http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/focus2008.php.

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Focus The Nation is an educational initiative on global warming solutions for America occurring at more than 1,000 universities and colleges and in all 50 states on Jan. 31, 2008. As the largest teach-in in U.S. history, Focus The Nation is preparing millions of students to become leaders in the largest challenge any generation has faced. For more information, visit http://www.focusthenation.org .

Contacts:
Lauren Kuby, ASU, (480) 730-8457
Lauren.Kuby@asu.edu
Garett Reiss Brennan, Focus the Nation, (503) 768-7990
garett@focusthenation.org

Skip Derra
National Media Relations Officer/Science Writer
Arizona State University
Media Relations
(480) 965-4823
(480) 965-2159 (fax)
skip.derra@asu.edu



Super Bowl Events Kick Off at Phoenix Children’s Hospital by quotes

Super Bowl Events

NFL Youth Football Clinics
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Reach 11 Sports Complex, 2425 E. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Sunday, January 27, 2008, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Snedigar Sports Complex, 4500 South Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85248.

Super Bowl XLII in Arizona will mark the 20th anniversary of the NFL Youth Football Clinics. The clinics invites 3,200 kids aged 7-14 where NFL players present an education and drug awareness program, sign autographs, teach the children the fundamentals of their position, and stress important motivational messages.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Crewsn’Health Mobile , a 35-foot Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), will bring comprehensive medical help directly to youth at the football clinic. Dr. Randy Christensen and residents will staff the van both days.  For more information on the youth clinics, contact James Winfrey – NFL Youth Football Clinic Coordinator at 480-362-4236 or jwinfrey@azsuperbowl.com 



The Super Bowl is Coming to Phoenix! by quotes

The Super Bowl is Coming to Phoenix!

The Super Bowl is Coming to Phoenix!

And the night before the Big Game, Chefs from NFL team cities will converge at the Phoenix Convention Center for the Taste of the NFL–the Party With a Purpose!
On Saturday evening, February 2, 2008, chefs from the team cities across the country will converge to share their culinary talents with Super Bowl fans. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste food and wine, meet the chefs and get photos and autographs from players and celebrity guests. And throughout it all, you’ll be helping United Food Bank. Proceeds from the event support America’s Second Harvest food banks. VIP tickets are $600; Guest tickets are $500.

For more info, call Donna at 480.926.4897 ext. 212 or visit www.tasteofthenfl.com

Kids, Teens & Young Adults!
Join in the Weekend’s Festivities and help United Food Bank by Participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring!

visit www.souperbowl.org for more info!