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Phoenix Achieves What Works Cities Certification at the Gold Levelhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1991Articles and Features7/14/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1991/Newsroom_Works_Gold.jpgPhoenix Achieves What Works Cities Certification at the Gold Level<div class="ExternalClass7966A416694E4001A3A93E330F07AD03"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong> <em>Phoenix</em> </strong> <strong> <em> Recognized as </em> </strong> <strong> <em>One of the Best American Cities at Using Data and Evidence to Improve Residents' Lives<br></em> </strong>​<img src="/piosite/MediaAssets/Phoenix%20-%20Facebook%20-%20gold.png" style="margin:5px;width:284px;height:242px;" /><br></p>Phoenix has achieved 2021 <a target="_blank" href="https://www.bloomberg.org/press/bloomberg-philanthropies-recognizes-16-u-s-cities-using-data-most-effectively-to-improve-residents-lives/">What Works Cities Certification</a>, the national standard of excellence in data-driven city governance. What Works Cities Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making.<br><br>Phoenix has advanced to the Gold level (from the Silver level in 2020) as part of WWC's Certification program. What Works Cities is a national initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies to help cities use data and evidence more effectively to tackle their most pressing challenges.<br><br>“I'm proud that Phoenix has leveled up to earn the What Works Cities Gold certification, especially over the course of an incredibly challenging year in which city staff across departments had to pivot to meet new needs," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “A city government that uses data, evidence, and resident perspectives to drive decisions and creation of policies and programs is more impactful, and more meaningfully serves its community. This achievement speaks to the innovative, passionate public servants in Phoenix, and the continuous effort to better learn from and respond to the needs and ideas of our residents."<br><br>What Works Cities Certification assesses cities based on their <a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/what-works-cities-certification/what-works-cities-certification-assessment-guide-5c514f1dff1b">data-driven decision-making practices</a>, such as whether they are using data to set goals and track progress, allocate funding, evaluate the effectiveness of programs, and achieve desired outcomes from contracts with outside vendors. The program also measures whether cities are publicly and transparently communicating about their use of data and evidence.<br><br>Phoenix is among three previously certified cities to advance to the next level of Certification: Phoenix, AZ (Gold); Cambridge, MA (Gold); and Memphis, TN (Gold). Four cities renewed their certification this year: South Bend, IN (Silver); San Jose, CA (Silver); Tempe, AZ (Gold); and Topeka, KS (Silver). <br><br>“Beginning in 2017, the What Works Cities Certification process has provided Phoenix a clear roadmap to enhance the strategic use of data and evidence across the organization. Leading with data has helped us to successfully navigate the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic," said City Manager Ed Zuercher. “This Certification is a great validation that we are operating at the highest level for the residents we serve."<br><br>The 16 new cities that achieved Certification this year include four cities at the Gold level (Austin, TX; Chattanooga, TN; Detroit, MI; and Gilbert, AZ) and 12 cities at the Silver level: Baton Rouge, LA; Bellevue, WA; Fort Collins, CO; Glendale, AZ; Irving, TX; Little Rock, AR; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Norfolk, VA; Portland, OR; San Antonio, TX; and Syracuse, NY. <br><br>“City leaders are using data to understand and support the needs of residents like never before," said Michele Jolin, CEO and Co-Founder of Results for America, the lead partner in the What Works Cities initiative. “Throughout the COVID crisis and a historic reckoning with racial injustice, mayors have relied on data to identify and narrow racial gaps, and to make smarter investments that increase opportunity for all their residents. These cities are testing new solutions and measuring what works, rebuilding trust in government by engaging with their residents, and using evidence and data to drive faster progress on their toughest challenges."<br><br>Jennifer Park, founding director of What Works Cities Certification, shared, “Since Certification was first introduced, cities have made tremendous progress in their ability to build the data capacity and skills needed to drive their decision-making with data and evidence. This year, cities used data and evidence to guide their response to COVID, address budget shortfalls, reimagine public safety, advance equity, and much more. Data wasn't just a valuable tool for city leaders –⁠ it was a necessity."<br><br>What Works Cities Certification was developed by a team of experts from Results for America in close consultation with the<a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/what-works-cities-certification/meet-the-what-works-cities-certification-standard-committee-524ed1394c74"> </a><a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/what-works-cities-certification/meet-the-what-works-cities-certification-standard-committee-524ed1394c74">What Works Cities Certification Standard Committee</a>. To evaluate cities, these experts conducted a rigorous validation process of cities' Certification assessments and participated in site visits to the highest-performing cities to determine the city's Certification level.<br><br>The program has inspired a movement of cities that are doubling down on their commitment to building the most well-managed local governments possible and using Certification as a roadmap for doing so. More than 200 cities have completed a<a target="_blank" href="https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4620807/NEW-2018-Certification-Application"> </a><a target="_blank" href="https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4620807/NEW-2018-Certification-Application">Certification assessment</a> to have their practices benchmarked against the national standard. The assessment is the first step to receiving exclusive support from What Works Cities to continue building a more effective local government. To learn more about the program and how to participate, visit<a target="_blank" href="http://www.whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/certification"> </a><a target="_blank" href="https://whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/certification">https://whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/certification</a>.<br></html></div>NewsarticleCommunications OfficeArticleMichael Hammett, Int. Deputy Communications Dir.602-859-5089602-534-0108michael.hammett@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/89/Michael_Hammett.jpgcityofphoenixazPhoenix has advanced to the Gold level (from the Silver level in 2020).

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/28/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass329D213CF6234E69892F2EE99B4A06D2"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/28/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass1FF59FCB2CBD41E994B9128FA44F8C8F"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">A</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">.</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p><p> <strong>Partner Event</strong>. Cartwright Elementary School<br>2825 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting</a><br><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Event Partners: Vincere Cancer Center, Cartwright Elementary School, Chicanos Por La Causa and City of Phoenix</span></span><br></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​<br></p><h3>Tuesday, February 1, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, February 2, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Oso Park<br> 3451 N. 75th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, February 3, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, February 4, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, February 5, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> AGEEZ Hair Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 542 W. Southern Aveue, Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Trailside Point Park<br> 7215 W. Vineyard Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, February 7, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Roadrunner Park<br> 3502 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, February 8, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, February 9, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> Noon - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, February 10, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, February 11, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, February 12, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> South Mountain Community Center<br> 212 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, February 14, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Sueño Park<br> 4401 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, February 15, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month: Behind The Scenes Of Cancer Screenings https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2220Fire1/28/2022 4:38:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2220/269613246_278355770999571_3532569489312623168_n.jpghttps://youtu.be/JkjaUB2KvjQFire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month: Behind The Scenes Of Cancer Screenings <div class="ExternalClassB4950CF2525D4027B8370AE20C3585BF"><html> <p>​​</p>Firefighter occupational cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. From 2015-2020, 75% of the fire fighters added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial died from occupational cancer.<br><br>That number includes Phoenix firefighters Rick Telles and Brian Beck Jr.<br><br>In honor of January being Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month, the Phoenix Fire Department has continued to educate fire service members about this problem and empower them to take steps toward detection, treatment, and prevention.<br><br>One of those steps includes the cancer screenings for all Phoenix first responders at Vincere Cancer Center.<br><br>Vincere began seeing first responders in November of 2018. <br><br>The program initially started when Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Vershalee Shukla noticed a small influx in firefighters being diagnosed with various cancers. After a bit of research, she realized the epidemic amongst our nation's first responders. <br><br>The more research that was done, the more she realized a preventive program was needed for the safety and overall health and wellbeing of those who serve their communities.<br><br>That's when Dr. Shukla partnered with key players in the city of Phoenix to create a first of its kind program.<br><br>That program consists of comprehensive visits for Phoenix first responders to identify their known exposures to carcinogens on the job. In addition to discussing any risks the individual may have.<br><br>Although the city of Phoenix was the first to offer this type of program to its members, it has grown statewide with other departments folllowing suit.<br><br>To date, Dr. Shukla estimates she has caught nearly 90 cancers in early stages among Valley firefighters.<br><br>Because of trailblazing efforts led by Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner and the collaboration with Vincere Cancer Center less firefighters will die from cancer​​​. <br><br>“Cancer isn't scary anymore, we're catching it early and with very good outcomes," Dr. Shukla said.<br><br>Learn more about Vincere Cancer Center and the free cancer screenings for first responders at <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/screening">https://vincerecancer.com/screening</a>.<br><br><br><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo

 

 

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