Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Ambulance Inspections

Emergency medical service (EMS) workers, like paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMT), run toward dangerous and chaotic situations to treat the sick, injured and dying. In addition to training and experience, EMS workers rely on medical equipment, medicine, and their vehicles to save lives when every second counts. To highlight EMS Week, […]

By | May 26th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Teach Your Kids Safe Listening to Prevent Irreversible Hearing Loss

Does your child like to turn up the volume on their earbuds or headphones when listening to their favorite music? Audiologists are seeing the impacts of personal technology devices misused by children and teenagers and rank it as their top tech-related concern. They urge parents to teach safe listening to prevent irreversible and […]

By | May 25th, 2017|Preparedness, Prevention|0 Comments

We are Celebrating Our EMS System this Week

May 21-27 is Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, and today is specifically recognized as EMS for Children Day. This year’s theme is “EMS STRONG: Always in Service,” which for Arizona means a focus on the resiliency, wellness, and safety of EMS personnel.

Arizona’s EMS personnel are an integral piece of our state’s […]

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

Ryan White Program Wins National Achievement Award

The ADHS and Maricopa County Ryan White Programs recently won a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award in the Health category for their Ryan White Joint Application and Integrated Eligibility project.

Maricopa County and the State of Arizona Ryan White Programs developed a joint application for HIV services for clients who […]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona’s Experience with Cryptosporidiosis Highlighted during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

In observance of Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report last week in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlighting three states’ experiences with outbreaks of Cryptosporidiosis last summer. Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal illness caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes […]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

How and Where to Obtain a Birth Certificate from Vital Records

We get calls every day from people looking to get a copy of their birth certificate. Depending on your timeline, here are some details on how you can obtain the record you need. The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Vital Records no longer provides same day walk-in customer service for certificate […]

By | May 19th, 2017|Licensing|0 Comments