Your June 25 PCFYI is here: Safe pups, clean air and lending a helping hand

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Newsletter 2

June 25, 2021 - Vol. 6, No. 12


Got time to volunteer? Pima County has plenty of opportunities

If you are passionate about helping others and making your community a better place, we have so many opportunities for you! Learn more about volunteering in Pima County at



Follow these tips to keep your air healthy

Numerous wildfires are burning in Arizona, including a very large fire north of Tucson and another in the Santa Rita Mountains near Green Valley. Breathing in smoke from wildfires can be unhealthy for anyone, but it is especially bad for children, the elderly and those with asthma, other lung diseases or heart disease.

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) has a number of suggestions on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from wildfire smoke.



Health Department conference focuses on autistic populations

Ensuring people with autism have equal access to jobs, educational opportunities and healthcare was the focus of a June 22 online event sponsored by the Pima County Health Department and the Autism Society of Southern Arizona.

The free conference – “Autism: Education & Equity – A Public Health Discussion” -- allowed the Health Department to align priorities and leverage resources with identified partners to ensure that its work supports autistic populations and the community at large. Approximately 350 people participated over the course of the day.



Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe over the July 4 weekend

The razzle dazzle of July 4 fireworks can be a thing of beauty to our human eyes, but the booms that accompany them are no picnic for our canine friends. Unfortunately, the Pima Animal Care Center has found that the after effect of those fireworks is a big spike in the number of runaway and lost dogs.

Here’s how you can keep your furry friend safe this Independence Day.



Naloxone a potential lifesaver for opioid overdoses

Pima County is experiencing an alarming rise in opioid overdose deaths. An effective way to prevent deaths due to opioid overdoses is by administering naloxone, a non-scheduled (non-addictive) prescription medication that is available as an injectable or as a nasal spray under the brand name Narcan.



Teens create limited-edition bookmarks for Library

This spring, the Virtual Volunteering Team at the library invited members of our young adult community to create bookmarks for distribution in our libraries.

Teens joined regular meetings where they learned from artist Catherine Eyde about theming and design, and they consulted with Reneé Bibby, a visual marketing manager with Pima County. See what they created.