Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Sending Data to National Partners at the Speed of Light (Almost)

Every week, our disease detectives in the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control send data to our national partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data from Arizona and other states is compiled to provide an overall picture of the nation’s health. Since it is a weekly […]

By | January 20th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Clinicians now have an easy, accessible ADHS website

One of public health’s major partnerships is with practicing clinicians. In any threat to the public’s health – be it environmental, nuclear, infectious, chronic or substance-related – clinicians work with health departments to recognize and respond appropriately. Now it is easier than ever for them to find public health resources and […]

By | January 19th, 2017|General|0 Comments

Vital Records Data Helps Public Health Improve the Overall Health of Arizona

One of the most popular features on our website and social media is the annual list of the top 100 baby names in Arizona. The list is created from our Bureau of Vital Records, which registers and issues birth certificates for all the babies born each year. While the list […]

By | January 18th, 2017|Licensing|0 Comments

Low Flu Vaccination in Pregnant Women; A Vulnerable Population Not Protected

A report card that contains 41 percent is never good. But so goes the disappointing findings from a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that found that during the 2013-2014 flu season, only 41 percent of pregnant women received the seasonal flu vaccine.

Previous report cards would have shown 35 percent of […]

By | January 17th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

ADHS offices closed 1/16/2017

The offices of Arizona Department of Health Services are closed 1/16/2017 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

By | January 16th, 2017|General|0 Comments

Promoting Strong Mental Health in the New Year

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and is an essential component to our overall health. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Having a strong mental health outlook can benefit your life in more ways than one. Try adding the following tips […]

By | January 13th, 2017|Behavioral Health|0 Comments