ADHS FY 2016 Annual Report Release

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ADHS FY 2016 Annual Report Release

I am so excited to release the NEW Online Annual Report for the Arizona Department of Health Services for Fiscal Year 2016, showcasing the major activities we have been able to accomplish in the past fiscal year. Through this report, we highlight the many ways ADHS helped improve the lives of all Arizonans in 2015-16 [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Food Safety Education Month: CLEAN

In observance of Food Safety Education Month, we’ll be posting a blog each week this month with information about safe food handling that you can put into practice at home. If you learn something new, please share this information with your friends and family so that everyone you know is equipped with the information they [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Think Sepsis for Quickly Recognizing and Treating Life Threatening Infection

Recently, CDC’s Vital Signs publication highlighted sepsis, a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Sepsis is a medical emergency and is deadly when it’s not quickly recognized and treated . Patients who develop sepsis have an increased risk of complications and [...]

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

ADHS and Emergency Partners Come Together

Our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System hosted a conference last week titled, “Integrated Response to Mass-Shooting.” Over 250-law enforcement, first responders, EMTs and hospital personnel came together to learn how state agencies are supporting integrated training. What’s so special about this is we had so many [...]

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

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness month begins this week with a focus on making sure you are prepared for an emergency at home, work or places you visit. The ADHS “Wise and Ready” webpage offers practical resources to help prepare for and withstand incidents that may impact the health of the public. Join us in sharing resources such [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Blood Banks are a Public Health Service

This week Governor Doug Ducey issued a proclamation for Arizona Blood Donation Week highlighting the importance of donating blood to save people’s lives. Back in 1969, an article titled "The Blood Bank as a Public Health Service" described blood donation as an altruistic service: one human helping another. The article suggested that benefits might extend to [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Vaccination Coverage rates for teens are improving across the country and in Arizona

Last week CDC released 2015 vaccination coverage data for teens collected through the National Immunization Surveys (NIS). These surveys are sponsored annually through the CDC, and for teens, they attempt to estimate the level of coverage for three important adolescent vaccines: Tdap, Meningococcal, and HPV vaccine. There is good news for Arizona in this year's [...]

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

We’re Celebrating Falls Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Falls Prevention Month and in Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued a proclamation calling for community partnerships to promote a falls free Arizona. Our most recent data from 2015 shows more than half of falls-related hospitalizations end up in skilled nursing facilities. People 85 and older have the highest rates of fatal [...]

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