Community Paramedicine Survey Results Coming Soon

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Community Paramedicine Survey Results Coming Soon

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma System  recently surveyed nearly 200 EMS agencies across the state to determine (1) whether they had or intended to begin a community paramedicine program, (2) if so, which medical conditions they intend to focus on and (3) what type of services they intend to provide. The data [...]

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

Title V Priority Setting Meeting

Our Women’s and Children’s Health team administers the federal maternal Child Health Block Grant.  This grant is authorized through Title V of the Social Security Act and has been in place since 1935.  Every 5 years we look at the health and well-being of Arizona’s women and children and develop our top priorities based on [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|General, Prevention|0 Comments

Blood Lead Screening Project to Identify at Risk Children

In Arizona more than 800 children each year are identified with elevated blood lead levels (EBLL).  Even at low blood lead levels, children’s intelligence, behavior, hearing and growth can be irreparably damaged.  Most children will not have any symptoms.  The only way to detect lead poisoning is through a blood test. All children living in [...]

By | April 16th, 2015|Prevention|0 Comments

Lights, Camera, Action! MyPlate Video Search

Here at the Arizona Department of Health Services we work together to promote healthy eating and active living to decrease obesity.  The Check Out MyPlate Video Search is a fun way for kids and their families to show how they create healthy habits at home or at school.  For tips and ideas to get you [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Prevention|0 Comments

Annual Resuscitation Academy Helps Expand CPR Use

In February, the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System held it’s 3rd annual Arizona State Resuscitation Academy.  This event brought together more than 250 community health educators, 9-1-1 telecommunicators, EMS, and hospital medical providers who are dedicated to continuing work to improve survival from cardiac arrest. Our approach focusing on all components of the chain of survival has saved [...]

By | April 10th, 2015|Preparedness|0 Comments

Trauma Program Managers’ Workshop

Improving statewide trauma system capacity is one of our ongoing Bureau of EMS & Trauma System initiatives.  Last month ADHS partnered with the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health to offer the Arizona Trauma Program Managers’ Workshop, hosted by Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa.  The workshop, [...]

By | April 8th, 2015|Prevention|0 Comments

More EMS Web-based Improvements to Launch This Month

A year ago, our Bureau of EMS and Trauma System launched its Web-based EMCT registration program.  The Bureau along with our IT staff have been hard at work on the next phase of their automation project, the EMS Training Program portal.  The  portal will go live this month allowing the EMS Training Program folks to submit all of the required registration, [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Take Time in April to Learn about Alcohol

You may have a drink each night when you get home from work.  Or maybe you just drink on the weekends.  Over time, you find yourself drinking more and looking forward to drinking alcohol. Didn’t that research say wine was good for you? Not so fast. You may be dependent, like some 17 million Americans [...]

By | April 3rd, 2015|Behavioral Health, Prevention|1 Comment

Annual Poster Contest Helps Teach Kids to be Sun Safe

With 310 days of sunshine a year, sun safety in Arizona is critical to prevent skin cancer.  Our SunWise Program works with the community to promote sun safety messaging.  Through our 13th Annual Poster Contest, Arizona children pre-K to 12th grade are encouraged to send us their best drawing on how to “Be SunWise & Play Sun Smart” by 5 p.m. on [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|Prevention|36 Comments

New Tobacco Prevention Public Service Campaigns Launched

This month we launched two new tobacco prevention public service awareness campaigns that show the final consequences of long term tobacco use, and the effect of secondhand smoke on children. The public service announcements for the Arizona Smokers' Helpline (ASHLine) focus on smokers and encourages people to call the ASHLine for help quitting.  Since the [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|Prevention|0 Comments