Will Humble Archives

Severe heat can be deadly, experts warn

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The heat is on for Arizona – specifically the Phoenix area – and it’s more than just an annoyance. “It’s particularly dangerous for folks that either have outdoor occupations or that do outdoor work or even are exercising in the heat of the day, if they haven’t ‘cameled’ up with water before hand,” said Will… Read More →

Will Humble joins University of Arizona Center

AHCCCS Alternative - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Will Humble, MPH, longtime director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, has been appointed division director for health policy and evaluation at the Center for Population Science and Discovery at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. A Tucson native, Humble is scheduled to join the UA April 13 and will report to Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD, MEd, associate vice president… Read More →

Arizona health official: Get your flu shot


Arizona’s top health official says it’s time to get vaccinated for the flu and to encourage others to do the same. The flu season usually starts in October, and state Health Services Director Will Humble says steps now underway include monitoring reported cases and distributing distribution of vaccines. He says officials also are testing flu… Read More →

Arizona achieves substantial reduction in preterm birth

by in Featured | Healthcare

Nearly 1,000 babies were spared the health consequences of an early birth and potentially $52.7 million in health care and societal costs were avoided in Arizona, according to the March of Dimes.  Based on 2012 preliminary data, Arizona has reduced its rate of preterm birth from a rate of 12.7% in 2009 to 11.6% in… Read More →

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operators Deal With Regulations, Landlords

Medical Marijuana, AZRE Magazine May/June 2011
by in Brokerage

Don’t look for medical marijuana dispensaries to pop up next door to your neighborhood drug store anytime soon. Cities are wrestling with a host of issues to determine where the new businesses can set up shop, even as the Arizona Department of Health Services tries to figure out who can operate them and who can… Read More →