Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Speech-Language Pathologists Provide Specialized Care to People Diagnosed with Autism

When people are diagnosed with a disease that can affect their development such as Autism spectrum disorder, it is important they work with specialists who can provide the proper therapy. People with social communication difficulties, as seen with Autism spectrum disorder experience, have trouble using […]

By | April 21st, 2017|Licensing|0 Comments

STD Awareness Month Highlights Public Health Prevention Strategies

Did you know that syphilis can cause serious health problems if left untreated or isn’t treated correctly? These serious health problems, like syphilis of the eye, are increasing among both men and women. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease, but can also be spread from a mother […]

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

Several Statewide Programs Working to Reduce Sexual Assaults

Although sexual assault can be an uncomfortable topic, not talking about it is worse. Without open discussion regarding this social and public health issue, some people cannot understand how often it happens. The impact of being a victim of sexual assault can have long term effects on the life of a victim psychologically […]

By | April 19th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

Blazing Frontiers: A Successful 2017 Arizona Public Cord Blood Conference

On April 13, the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix held the Second Annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference: Blazing Frontiers.

The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program was created to advance the collection of and increase the number of cord blood units available for […]

By | April 18th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Next week is National Infant Immunization Week

April 22 through 29 is National Infant Immunization Week, an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.  During that week we also celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.

Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools […]

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

Goodyear Community Health Park Development

I am delighted to share an amazing example of a successful public-private partnership in Goodyear that showcases how to develop a healthy community through design of the physical environment. The partnership is launching the Community Health Park and has created new web pages to provide updates on the park’s progress. This […]

By | April 13th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments