Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

New Online Course Addresses Perinatal Depression

Perinatal diStock_000003267936XSmallepression is one of the most common medical complications women experience during pregnancy and the first 12 months after delivery.  It can affect up to one in seven women and if left untreated and undetected, perinatal depression can be damaging to the growth and healthy development of very young children […]

By | September 10th, 2015|General|2 Comments

Several Health Communication Projects Earn National Honors

Our public healiStock_000026068939Mediumcropth communication efforts received notable honors this month. The National Public Health Information Coalition announced the winners of the 15 Awards for Excellence in Public Health Communications, and Arizona received five awards. The awards are a given in several categories of health communications, such as media relations, […]

By | September 9th, 2015|General|1 Comment

ADHS Cancer Programs Receive National Recognition

The Arizona Cancer Registry and the Arizona SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program recently received national recognition from the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC released their first annual 2015 Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report. The document is a follow-up […]

By | September 8th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Our Disease Detectives are at it Again

salmonellaOur epidemiologists and food safety specialists have been hard at work, alongside partners at the county health departments, CDC, and FDA to investigate a large national Salmonella outbreak. As of today, a total of 66 cases of Salmonella Poona have been reported in 6 counties in Arizona. Many of these […]

By | September 4th, 2015|General|2 Comments

National Awareness Month Puts the Focus on Suicide Prevention

TThis month, Governor Doug Ducey issued a proclamation to declare September National Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The proclamation states some sobering statistics. Arizona ranks 18th in the nation for suicides among children and adolescents. Numbers show suicide was the second leading cause of death for Arizona teens ages 15-18.

Suicide […]

By | September 3rd, 2015|Behavioral Health|0 Comments

After the Storm: Healthy Living Tips

iStock_000064945717_LargeOur state has experienced some powerful storms over the past month with the most recent hitting the Greater Phoenix Area last night. After the storm passes, the threat to public health can continue. Fortunately, there are simple actions you can take to prevent the spread of these health risks, including mosquito-borne […]

By | September 1st, 2015|Preparedness, Prevention|1 Comment