Striving for Excellence in Arizona’s Dialysis Facilities

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Striving for Excellence in Arizona’s Dialysis Facilities

This year marked the third year that our Division of Licensing Services and Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program partnered with the InterMountain ESRD Network and others to provide a day-long educational session for end-stage renal dialysis (ESRD) providers in Arizona. More than 200 participants attended this year’s ADVICE Collaborative to identify data-driven opportunities to improve [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|Licensing|0 Comments

Very Low Risk of MERS Virus in Arizona

A new virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012.  More than 1,000 cases of the disease and more than 400 deaths have been reported by the World Health Organization.  Cases have been reported from 25 different countries, all linked to nine countries within the Arabian Peninsula.  The U.S. [...]

By | June 23rd, 2015|Preparedness|0 Comments

First Ever Tribal and Urban Indian Diabetes Program Meetings Held

Our Arizona Diabetes Program hosted a first of its kind Tribal and Urban Indian Diabetes Programs meeting on June 10th.  This meeting allowed our Diabetes Program and tribal partners to identify opportunities for partnership while assessing the current diabetes health infrastructure among tribal entities.  It is the Arizona Diabetes Program's goal to provide technical assistance [...]

By | June 19th, 2015|Prevention|0 Comments

National Hepatitis Testing Day was a Success in AZ!

May was Hepatitis Awareness Month and our staff worked with several partners to promote awareness about hepatitis and hold testing events during the week of National Hepatitis Testing Day.  The work paid off with our partners hosting 13 sites in Arizona, only one state in the country hosted more. More than 200 people were tested for hepatitis C in Maricopa, Pima, [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|Preparedness, Prevention|0 Comments

Smoke-Free Arizona Turns Eight

On November 7, 2006, Arizona voters approved Proposition 201, the Smoke-Free Arizona Act.  The Act went into effect on May 1, 2007, and prohibited smoking inside and within 20 feet of entrances, open windows, and ventilation systems of most enclosed public places and places of employment in Arizona. Our Smoke-Free Arizona Program's continued success is [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|General|0 Comments

The 2015 Water Drive is Extended

The 2015 Water Drive has been extended through June 19th.  As Phoenix heats up, we need your help raising money to purchase life-saving water for those most at risk for heat-related deaths and illnesses. Thanks to you, last year ADHS was the second largest water donator to the Heat Relief Network and in the last two years, [...]

By | June 11th, 2015|Prevention|0 Comments

New Trauma Centers in Tuba City and Sierra Vista Help to Fill Gaps

Tuba City Regional Medical Center and Canyon Vista Medical Center recently achieved designation as level III trauma centers. From a trauma system perspective, adding these two facilities to the list of level III trauma centers addresses two important realities about trauma. First, the majority of injured patients (88%) don't require care at the highly specialized level I trauma centers.  Their [...]

By | June 10th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Statewide Advisory Group Seeking New Members

The newly formed HIV Statewide Advisory Group (SWAG) is recruiting up to 12 new members to represent people living with HIV, those affected by the disease, and HIV care and social service providers statewide. The SWAG is charged with providing planning and guidance for the delivery of services funded by the SWAG and Ryan White [...]

By | June 5th, 2015|General, Prevention|0 Comments

Youth Conference Highlights Tobacco Prevention Efforts

Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) is gearing up for its sixth annual youth conference.  Each year STAND members from around the state converge in Phoenix to celebrate their efforts for the year and to learn about new ways to combat tobacco.  The celebration highlights a three-day conference designed by STAND members to increase leadership [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Prevention|0 Comments

2015 ADVICE Collaborative III: Striving for Excellence

Back in 2013, our Licensing team partnered with our Infectious Disease Services team and the Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee to put together a day-long conference aimed at improving infection control practices. The ADVICE Collaborative brought together licensed dialysis providers, the dialysis network, federal partners and public health professionals to find new ways to promote infection control, build relationships, and identify [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|General|0 Comments