Contact Us

By Phone or E-mail
Donna Layshock
(602) 787-6548

Lisa Cvach

(602) 787-7275

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Strategic Planning

Wellness Links

Current Wellness News and Tips   |  Health and Safety Organizations
 Exercise and Physical Activity  |  Food and Nutrition | Disease Prevention and Management 
Stress Management | Professional Organizations for Health and Fitness Instructors


A program designed to increase awareness of preventative health and wellness issues affection members and all Arizonans.  Includes a Self-Care Guide, Walking Works, Online Health Information, Health Brochures, and other preventative health care information.
Local health news for Arizona

CNN Health News
Current health news and information from CNN.

AZ Republic Online
Today's health news from the Arizona Republic Newspaper

Go Ask Alice!
A health question and answer Internet service produced by Columbia University's Health Education Program. "Alice!" answers questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health.

Mayo Clinic
Reliable information for a healthier life!

MEDLINEplus, a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

MSNBC Healthpage
Up to date information on Health related articles from NBC.

NetWellness Current Health News
A non-profit consumer health web site that provides high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University.

RealAge Tip of the Day
Daily advice to improve your health and reduce your risk of disease

Real Age
Find out your "Real Age" based on your lifestyle. RealAge provides unique personal health management tools that educate, empower, and motivate healthy behavior to promote "living younger" among its members.

USA Today Health News

WebMD Health
The WebMD Content Staff blends award-winning expertise in content creation, community services, expert commentary, medical review, and aggregation of licensed resources.

Wellness Council of Arizona
WELCOAZ collaborates with healthcare providers, community leaders, businesses and institutions to improve the health of employees and their families.

Top of page

The American Running Association
The American Running Association is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting runners by providing accurate and non-biased information related to training, nutrition, and injury prevention and treatment.

Exercise Guide
A comprehensive exercise guide from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This guide is a part of NASA's Space Biology Outreach Program.

Improving Health through Physical Activity
A guide provided by the World Health Organization. This site includes the latest news, research and tips for improving your health, exercise and nutrition guidelines.
Lighten Up Arizona is a three-month statewide adult competition (January 3, 2005 - March 31, 2005 and April 1, 2005 - June 16, 2005) that encourages Arizonans to develop healthy activity routines and nutritious eating habits. Arizonans are encouraged to form teams of two to ten people and then pursue personal goals with community support!

The Physician and Sportsmedicine - Personal Health
Articles on exercise, nutrition, injury prevention, and rehabilitation

Physical Activity and Health
A report from the US Surgeon General on physical activity and health. Get population specific information (adolescents and senior adults) and learn how exercise can have a positive impact on disease prevention.

The Presidents Council on Physical Fitness
Physical Activity and Fitness for You: The President's Challenge. A program of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Shape Up America!
Shape Up America is a high profile national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity in America.

Top of page

American Dietetics Association
"Your link to nutrition and health." Daily nutrition tips, feature articles, Registered Dietitian locator, careers in nutrition and dietetics, professional credentialing and more.

"Don't Let Food Labels Fool You"
An article by Lisa Drayer, MA, RD that focuses on what the food labels are really telling us. This article is a part of the Diet Watch site. (

Food and Health
Healthy Recipes, Diets, and Weight management.

Eating Disorders Anonymous
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. In EDA, we help one another identify and claim milestones of recovery. Our primary purpose is to recover from our eating disorders and to carry this message of recovery to others with eating disorders.

A guide to nutrition and health information on Federal Government websites. Find information on food facts, food safety, health management, food assistance, research and resources.

USDA Nutrient Values
This is a Web interface to the USDA nutrient values in foods. Use this site to find out the nutritional information on certain foods.

Top of page

Arizona Department of Health Services

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships

Substance abuse among young adults is hardly new, but behavior experts believe the progression of prescription drug overdoses, in addition to a spike in binge drinking, borders on alarming for today’s college-age students. Among adults ages 18-25, abuse of prescription drugs is second only to abuse of marijuana, according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

healthfinder ®
Your U.S. government gateway to reliable health information resources that have been carefully selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from over 1,700 government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Every resource listed includes a brief description and contact information for the organization that produces it, no mystery web sites are found here!

Healthy People 2010
Healthy People 2010 is the prevention agenda for the Nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

Maricopa County's Tobacco Use Prevention Program
This site's focus is to market a tobacco-free lifestyle to pre-adolescents and teens.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. The Institute is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Office of the US Surgeon General

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, works to strengthen the disease prevention and health promotion priorities of the Department within the collaborative framework of the HHS agencies.

Online Checkups
A free service brought to you by healthfinder® - your guide to reliable health information.

PVCC Library Health and Medicine
A variety of health and medical related links from the Paradise Valley Community College Library web site.

Prevline: Substance Abuse Prevention Online
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.

What makes Cord Blood special?

Top of page


American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Institute for Cancer Research
AICR supports research into the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer. It also offers a wide range of cancer prevention education programs and publications for health professionals and the public. Through these pioneering efforts, AICR has helped focus attention on the link between cancer and the choices we make about food and drink, exercise, weight and smoking.

American Heart Association

American Lung Association
The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.

A website with information on cancer screening, risk assessment, and early detection.

Komen Race for the Cure®
The Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K runs / fitness walks in the world. Races are held in more than 100 US cities and three foreign countries with over a million participants.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The mission of the Komen Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. The National toll-free breast cancer help line: 1-800-I'M AWARE® (462-9273)

National Institute on Aging
The NIA's mission is to improve the health and well being of older Americans through research, and specifically to: Support and conduct high quality research on: aging processes, age-related diseases, special problems and needs of the aged

National Institute of Health
Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone.

Top of page

The American Institute of Stress
"Dedicated to Advancing Our Understanding of: the role of stress in health and illness,
the nature and importance of Mind-Body relationships, our inherent and immense potential for Self-Healing."

Job Stress Network
Welcome to the JOB STRESS NETWORK, the home page of the Center For Social Epidemiology. The purpose of this site is to bring together, for public dissemination, information about and related to Job Strain (specifically) and Work Stress (in general). We hope that you will find this site a valuable tool in your search for information, whether it is professional or personal. Please help us to understand more about your research needs by responding to our Registration & Questionnaire. By providing us with information about yourself you will help this site grow into a more comprehensive and responsive service.

Job Stress Research Program
As part of its Congressional mandate, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) works in collaboration with industry, labor, and universities to better understand the stress of modern work, the effects of stress on worker safety and health, and ways to reduce stress in the workplace. Stress surveys

Stress at Work
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and human Services. NIOSH works in collaboration with industry, labor, and universities to better understand the stress of modern work, the effects of stress on worker safety and health, and ways to reduce stress in the workplace.

Work and Stress
The institute of Work, Health & Organizations (I-WHO) manages the publication "Work and Stress". This publication presents academic papers relating to stress, health, safety and performance. It also presents individual, social, organizational and societal issues in relation to the nature of stress and its management.

Managing Stress: A Guide for College Students
University Health Center at the University of Georgia provides information about what you can do to help reduce and even prevent some of the problems caused by chronic stress. Managing stress is individual; you need to find the strategies that work for you. What helps one person reduce his or her stress may not be that helpful for someone else. 

Top of page

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
"The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America is the World's Largest Fitness and TeleFitness Educator. Led by a distinguished group of health and fitness advisors, AFAA produces a wide variety of educational materials, including American Fitness Magazine, textbooks, reference manuals, and videos."

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance-(AAHPERD)
Promoting healthy lifestyles through high quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
"The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life."

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
"The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting active, healthy lifestyles and their positive effects on the mind, body and spirit. ACE pledges to enable all segments of society to enjoy the benefits of physical activity and to protect the public against unqualified fitness professionals and unsafe or ineffective fitness products, programs and trends. ACE accomplishes this mission by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness instructors and through ongoing public education regarding scientifically sound health and fitness products."

Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education is the American Dietetic Association's ( accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians (RD), registered (DTR).

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
"As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application, to improve athletic performance and fitness."

National Wellness Institute
The National Wellness Institute is based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Each July for more than 20 years, the Institute has produced North America's leading wellness conference, drawing up to 1800 participants to interact with approximately 100 of the most sought-after health and wellness speakers.

Top of page

Only your personal physician or other health professional you consult can best advise you on matters of your health based on your medical history, your family medical history, your medication history, and how information from any of these websites may apply to you.