$80K in funding for Apache Junction health, human services to be considered June 18

The Apache Junction Food Bank and Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley are to receive the bulk of this year’s $80,000 in health and human services funding from municipal coffers. The Apache Junction City Council at a June 18 meeting is to vote in a consent agenda on awarding contracts to four agencies. […]

$80,000 for health, human services to be discussed by council

Apache Junction’s Health and Human Services Commission is to give its fiscal year 2019-20 funding recommendations at the City Council’s June 3 work session. It begins at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Members of the health and human services commission will be present to answer any of the council’s […]

Dill: New Medicare cards are coming

If you have Medicare, you’ll be getting a new Medicare card to help protect you from identity fraud. Criminals are always looking for ways to get your Social Security number, so those numbers have been removed from Medicare cards to make them safer. Your new card will have a new Medicare number that’s unique to […]

3 agencies to receive city of Apache Junction human services funding

An agency providing food, another offering educational strategies for children and a third presenting intervention programs for families affected by domestic abuse will receive health and human services funding by the city of Apache Junction. The city council recently voted 6-1 in a consent agenda to approve contracts for 2018-19 that include giving $33,000 to […]

HHS is committed to stopping opioid abuse, reducing drug supply and demand

Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths have been increasing in the United States. In 2016, more than 42,000 people died from an opioid-related overdose — about 116 people each day. It is estimated that more than 2 million Americans will suffer from addiction to prescription or illicit opioids in 2018. All told, this is the […]