Arizona AMT Members,
I hope this message finds you well. As we move towards the summer of 2023, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our Spring meeting and discuss some current topics that are relevant to healthcare in Arizona.
Firstly, I would like to thank all those who attended our successful Spring meeting. It was great to see so many of you, and we were fortunate to have a variety of informative sessions that were both relevant and engaging. We appreciate your participation and feedback, as it only aids in our goal of continuing to bring valuable education and networking opportunities to our members. Looking ahead, I am excited to announce the upcoming national convention, which will be held in Norfolk, Virginia from July 24-28. This year's convention promises to be a fantastic opportunity to learn, network, and share knowledge with other healthcare professionals from around the country.
I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the progress our state has made over the past year. Despite the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to stay committed to our mission of promoting excellence in healthcare delivery. we continue to see significant progress in the areas of telehealth and digital health technologies. As always, we remain committed to promoting the responsible use of these technologies and staying up to date on the latest developments in the field.
There are several relevant healthcare topics we are closely monitoring. One of these is the ongoing mental health crisis, which has only been heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic. We recognize the importance of addressing this crisis and the associated stigma and are committed to advocating for mental health initiatives to help those in need in our communities. Substance abuse continues to be a problem in Arizona. Health professionals should be aware of the latest treatment approaches and how to identify and address substance abuse disorders. Improving access to healthcare for all Arizonians continues to be a priority. Health professionals should be aware of the latest policy developments and initiatives related to healthcare access, as well as how to identify and address healthcare disparities. We also continue to monitor the ongoing Covid-19 scenario, ensuring that we are up to date on the latest guidelines and regulations as they pertain to the healthcare industry.
The Arizona State Society of American Medical Technologists is committed to ensuring that our members are equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide exceptional care and stay up to date with the latest developments in the healthcare industry. We will continue to advocate for our members and promote the advancement of healthcare through education and networking opportunities. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or any of our other Board members. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our society. I wish you all a safe and productive summer ahead.
Dustin Martinez, MLS