PHEPP new office

The staff of the Public Health Education and Prevention Program are seen outside their new office at 1016 Hopi Avenue. They include (from left) Martha Duran, Mandy Shank, Shauna Solaiza, Amanda Rowse, Miranda Rogers and Lee Ann Anderson.

The Parker Public Health Education and Prevention Program has a new home. They moved into their new office at 1016 Hopi Avenue Dec. 1. They’re in the same complex as China Garden, Kinder Pediatric Dentistry, ReMaxx Realty, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

They had been located next to the Regional Center for Border Health in the old Betty Hunter complex on Riverside Drive.

The PHEPP held an open house Jan. 8 and 9 to introduce the community to their new office.

Lee Ann Anderson, the program’s director, said they have many services through their office. These include general health education, adolescent health in schools, community health and senior health. They also coordinate a support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

“We do almost everything education wise,” Anderson said.

One of their most well-known activities is they do Smoke-Free Arizona, Anderson said. They coordinate smoking cessation programs.

Anderson said she was proud of their primary youth program, Teen Solutions. She said this program offers empowerment for youth and teaches them what they can do to better their community.

In addition to all this, Anderson said they also operate the Community Garden with Healthy La Paz.

PHEPP receives their funding from the Arizona Department of Health Services. They are currently employed by the Town of Parker. They were originally part of La Paz County, but the county turned the service over to the Town during the 2017 financial crisis.

For more information on the services and what they can provide, stop by the office at 1016 Hopi Avenue or call 928-669-1062.

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