Congratulations to Yavapai County Community Health Services WIC Program. They will be recognized for their outstanding work in supporting breastfeeding mothers. The Yavapai County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program is one of just 11 local WIC agencies in western part of the country to receive the Loving Support Gold Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture, Western Region Office (USDA).
Their award […]
Our state hospital team has really been working hard over the past few months! In May of 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services completed an inspection of the hospital and provided us with a report of their findings. With a new leadership team in place, they’ve been busy putting together a plan of action to address and improve all of the areas […]
We are now well into the hot summer months and, with frequent excessive heat warnings, Arizonans are cooling off by splashing into pools and water parks around the state. Swimming has many health benefits , but it’s important to practice safe swimming in order to avoid injury or illness. Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by swallowing water or breathing […]
On Tuesday, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in Arizona this season. West Nile virus can cause severe illness, although only about 20% of those infected will develop any symptoms at all, usually flu-like: fever, headache, body aches, and muscle weakness. We distributed a joint news release to help spread […]
We recently published our HIV/AIDS Integrated Epidemiologic Profile, which includes data from 2009-2012 and contains information about comorbidity of HIV with other infectious diseases like tuberculosis, valley fever, and some STDs. In comparison to other states, Arizona’s case count is average. As of 2013, 15,798 people in Arizona were living with HIV/AIDS and 730 Arizonans were newly diagnosed. Most of Arizona’s […]