Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Manage COPD With a Strong Support System

More than 330,000 Arizona residents live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the numbers affected by this serious, chronic lung disease affect more than breathing. A diagnosis of COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, comes with many physical and emotional challenges that can affect the whole family and circle of friends.

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By | December 2nd, 2016|Prevention|0 Comments

Several Goals Established to Curb HIV in Arizona

worldaidsdayPublic health agencies around the world recognize World AIDS Day on Thursday, Dec. 1 to show support for people living with disease, and to remember those who have passed.  The special day was established in 1988 to create an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

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By | December 1st, 2016|Prevention|0 Comments

Vital Records Staff Participate in National Adoption Day

vitalrecords_adoption-003The Maricopa County Superior Court’s National Adoption Day was held at the Durango Juvenile Court Center on Nov. 19. National Adoption Day is an annual event held to raise awareness for more than 100,000 foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for hundreds of children […]

By | November 30th, 2016|Licensing|0 Comments

2016 Arizona HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report Released

hiv-epi-annual-reportOur HIV Epidemiology Program just released their 2016 Arizona HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report, documenting HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence trends at both the state and county level throughout Arizona. In 2015, there were 17,349 Arizonans living with HIV/AIDS, of which 730 were newly infected. The number of HIV-related deaths has been decreasing […]

By | November 29th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Keeping the Public Safe and Healthy; Environmental Health Specialists at Work

food prepEver wonder who inspects restaurants, swimming pools and spas, and hotels to make sure they are safe for the public?  Our sanitarians and environmental health specialists and all the local county environmental health departments are the individuals that go into the field conducting these inspections.  They work with members of […]

By | November 28th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

By | November 24th, 2016|General|0 Comments