Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Annual March of Dimes Report Card

TEvery year the March of Dimes reviews where we are as a nation in reducing premature birth.  Being born too early can impact a child’s ability to live a healthy life.  It is one of the leading causes of infant death.  Arizona has been improving the preterm birth rate for the […]

By | November 19th, 2014|Prevention|0 Comments

AZ Health Aging Plan

healthyaging2Arizona is experiencing a record shift in the number of older adults.  By 2050, the number of Arizonans age 65 and older is expected to increase 174%, which represents 2,422,186 people.  Also, the current trend of longevity among aging adults represents both opportunities and challenges in the years ahead.  Older adults […]

By | November 18th, 2014|General, Prevention|0 Comments

Tucson Disaster Recovery Data Center

datacenterWe’re continuing to implement our disaster recovery site in Tucson.  We’ve installed and tested the equipment and applications necessary to operate our Office of Vital Records Birth Production and Medical Marijuana Point of Sale systems from this alternate site.  Last week, we moved copies of the production databases to Tucson and […]

By | November 13th, 2014|General|0 Comments