Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Newborn Screening Turn-Around Times

improvingbirthoutcomesWhen a reporter from Wisconsin wrote a story about newborn screening turn-around times around the country in December of 2013, we found out that we had room for improvement when it comes to the time it takes newborn metabolic screening samples to get from Arizona hospitals to our Lab.  Basically, it […]

By | January 8th, 2015|Newborn Screening|0 Comments

Teen Pregnancy and Births

teenpregnancyTeen pregnancies and births continued to be a challenge for us in 2014, but we continued to see encouraging results.  Having a baby as a teenager impacts the mom, the dad, the baby and the whole community.  Teen parents often don’t finish high school, which in turn, reduces their ability to […]

By | January 7th, 2015|General, Prevention|0 Comments