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