Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

New Partnership Provides Parents Information About Potential Hazards

Our Bureau of Child Care Licensing is excited to partner with the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s ECO-Healthy Child Care program.  The program helps child care providers throughout Arizona with the latest information on environmental hazards of most concern for our children.  Children’s Environmental Health Network is a national non-profit […]

By | February 24th, 2017|Licensing|0 Comments

Protecting Infants from Infectious Disease

The Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, AZ has recently become the first Arizona hospital to be added to the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll of the Immunization Action Coalition.  The Honor Roll recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage rates for administering hepatitis B vaccine […]

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

Programs Work to Reduce Oral Health Disparities Among Arizona’s Children

Most tooth decay can be prevented through a combination of interventions like our school-based sealant program and our fluoride mouth rinse program. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to difficulty eating, speaking, and learning in school. Tooth decay can affect anyone, but we are seeing oral health disparities continue to exist for many Arizona school children.  The issues […]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

4,000 Clients Using New Integrated Eligibility Process

In response to client and provider concerns, we have been working with Maricopa County to develop an improved eligibility process for clients participating in the Ryan White and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. These programs are critical to providing care, services, and medication assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS who […]

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

Influenza Case Counts on the Rise in Arizona

Influenza activity is now widespread in Arizona with more than 750 cases reported in Arizona last week. That’s more than double the number of cases from last week. There have been nearly 3,300 lab-confirmed cases reported this influenza season in our state, but we know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. […]

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