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Partners in Wellness featuring Casino Arizona

01/25/2024

More than 19 million Americans suffer from substance use disorder. To support their treatment and recovery, Casino Arizona has generously supported the Banner Behavioral Health Inpatient and Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment programs. As a Partner in Wellness, Casino Arizona empowers Banner Behavioral Health Hospital in Scottsdale to provide a program for thousands of adults faced with behavioral health issues, including the challenge of addiction.

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Partners in Wellness featuring the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation

01/11/2024

With generous support from donors like the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation, Diamond Children’s Medical Center in Tucson will realize its dream of bringing a Play Zone to hospitalized kids and teens – a space just for them and a respite from their hospital rooms and medical procedures.

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Philanthropic gift helps combat the opioid crisis in rural Arizona

01/04/2024

A generous $1 million investment by a local foundation in a pilot initiative anchored at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides renewed hope for combating the opioid crisis in rural Arizona communities. Led by Maria Manriquez, MD, Krista LaBruzzo, MD, and a robust team, the Substance Use Telehealth for Arizona Rural Communities (STARC) program affords Arizona’s rural communities access to comprehensive, remote health care for those struggling with substance use disorders or addiction as well as education for local health care providers.

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Reducing health disparities: Alzheimer’s disease in communities of color

01/04/2024

The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust recently made a charitable gift to support the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in expanding dementia care, caregiver support, and community outreach to diverse Arizonans. The funding will support the Institute’s existing Native American Outreach Program as well as new initiatives and partnerships designed to better reach and support Black and Latino patients and care partners. The goal of these programs is to raise awareness of risk factors, symptoms, available care, and research opportunities in ways that are culturally sensitive.

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Older adults boost their tech skills in Banner Olive Branch Senior Center’s new computer lab

01/04/2024

Senior centers across the country, like the Banner Olive Branch Senior Center in Sun City, AZ, are evolving to address overall wellness for older adults as the model for a senior center of the future is taking form. As part of that holistic package of services – in addition to the healthy, homemade meals provided for low-income seniors – Olive Branch recently opened the doors to a new computer lab.

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