Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Partners Come Together to Raise Awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease in Arizona

Our Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease has joined forces with community partners to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease and the growing challenge in our state. We’re starting a public awareness program called All In for Alzheimer’s with our partners KTAR, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Arizona Center […]

By | March 28th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

Our Work to Improve Patient Safety Continues

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are infections that patients can get while receiving medical treatment for something else in a healthcare facility. These infections can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical consequences. The National Patient Safety Foundation reminds us of the importance of safe patient care. This year’s United for […]

By | March 27th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Tuberculosis Cases Declining in Arizona and Nationwide

World TB Day is recognized every year on March 24th. In the United States, Tuberculosis (TB) remains under control; however continued work must be done to reach TB elimination. The newly released numbers from Arizona’s TB Control Program show a decrease of reported TB cases from 198 cases (2015) […]

By | March 24th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Statewide Partnerships Work to Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries

More than 12 million people in the U.S. live with the effects of a traumatic brain injury, according the Brain Injury Association of America. A person with a severe brain injury may need to be hospitalized and have long term health issues that affect memory, learning, coordination and balance, speech, hearing, vision, […]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

Infectious Disease Outbreaks Down in 2015

Our Office of Infectious Disease Services has released their 2015 Infectious Disease Outbreak Summary Report, documenting outbreak detection, response, and reporting throughout Arizona. An outbreak is an unexpected increase in the number of people with the same disease at the same time or in the same place.

The public health response to outbreaks is […]

By | March 21st, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Take Steps to Improve Your Overall Health with Nutritious Meals and Active Living

During National Nutrition Month 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges all of us to start small—one forkful at a time. Rather than focusing on just one specific food or meal, remember to balance what you eat and drink with your individual energy needs.

Overall well-being includes enjoyable eating, active […]

By | March 21st, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments