Tribal Cancer Collaborative Conference Celebrates Milestone

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Tribal Cancer Collaborative Conference Celebrates Milestone

The Arizona Tribal Cancer Collaborative Conference will celebrate its tenth year in November of 2016! The conference has been held annually for ten years, but the active collaborations and learning about one another truly began two years prior to the first conference. CDC provided Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona tribes receiving Cancer [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Prevention|1 Comment

Dramatic Reductions in Illegal Sales of Tobacco to Minors

Public health efforts continue to move the needle on reducing smoking rates among youth. And that’s important since 90 percent of adult tobacco users report using tobacco in their teen years. Tobacco use among Arizona youth is at an all-time low of 10 percent , which is a decrease of over 40 percent in the [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Prevention|0 Comments

Largest measles outbreak of the year… so far

For the past three months, state and local public health disease detectives have been working tirelessly to bring an end to the measles outbreak originating from a private detention facility in Eloy, Arizona. This week, the outbreak is officially closed. A total of 22 cases have been reported during this three month outbreak, all of [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

SunWise Program Helps Arizona Youth Beat the Summer Heat

Our SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program has been working all summer spreading the sun safety message throughout the community. In June and July we worked with the Parks and Recreation Departments with City of Phoenix and City of Glendale for their summer camps series. The SunWise Program visited several sites teaching day campers from ages [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

To Game or not to Game? The Dilemma of Zika and the Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics will soon take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a Zika-affected country. This has created a lot of discussion about the risk for travelers and their families. CDC and the WHO have both affirmed that travel to the Olympics is not any riskier than non-Olympic-related travel to Zika affected areas. The [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Adults Need Vaccines, Too!

Every year, tens of thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination. Arizona has had 22 cases of measles in adults this year, making it the biggest measles outbreak of 2016 in the US. To celebrate the importance [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Preparedness|1 Comment

Strengthening Infectious Disease Training in Arizona and Beyond

Last week, we hosted our seventh annual Arizona Infectious Disease Training and Exercise, where nearly 400 partners from a wide variety of organizations joined together to learn and share about current infectious disease trends in Arizona and surrounding states. We hosted speakers from local Arizona jurisdictions, other states, CDC, and even from Sonora, Mexico. Our [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Partners Exercise Response Plans during a One Health Scenario

Last week, more than 150 local, state, tribal, and federal partners working throughout Arizona participated in a tabletop exercise as part of the seventh annual Arizona Infectious Disease Training and Exercise. Participants were from diverse professional arenas including public health, environmental health, public health preparedness, infection prevention, nursing, veterinary services, and academia. The exercise was based on an animal-borne [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Today Kicks off the Start of World Breastfeeding Week

We will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week August 1 through 7. The week is an opportunity to showcase the benefits of breastfeeding, and what international support looks like for pregnant and breastfeeding women all over the world from various organizations and community groups. We will be hosting an event called LATCH-AZ, which will offer breastfeeding education [...]

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

World Hepatitis Day Brings Awareness to the Disease

The World Health Organization is calling on everyone to "Know hepatitis - Act now" this World Hepatitis Day on July 28. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and is often caused by a virus. The three most common viruses that cause viral hepatitis in the U.S. are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. [...]

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