Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

The Advent of Big Data

datacenterWe collect all kinds of surveillance about prevalence of disease, birth, causes of death, reasons for hospital visits, smoking rates and hundreds of other indicators to help us assess health indicators and design interventions to improve outcomes.

For the first time ever in 2014, we developed a tool to explore this data […]

By | January 3rd, 2015|Preparedness|0 Comments

Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response

counciloninfectiousdiseaseThe Ebola virus, influenza, enterovirus, tuberculosis, and other emerging infectious diseases posed key public health challenges in Arizona during 2014, sparking important interventions.  In October the Governor issued an Executive Order establishing the Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response to develop and implement a coordinated plan to ensure […]

By | December 31st, 2014|General|0 Comments