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Here you will find topics ranging from current events that affect public health in Arizona to overall information about the Arizona Department of Health Services

ADHS offices closed 1/16/2017

By | January 16th, 2017|General|

The offices of Arizona Department of Health Services are closed 1/16/2017 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Happy New Year!

By | January 2nd, 2017|General|

Active School Neighborhood Checklist Gains National Attention

By | December 27th, 2016|General|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently featured our Active School Neighborhood Checklist in their Physical Activity and Community Design Facilitated Peer Networking Call on December 15. The Arizona Nutrition Network's SNAP-Ed program from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, highlighted work done in Tucson using the checklist. The Active School Neighborhood Checklist is [...]

ADHS Making the Grade

By | December 20th, 2016|General|

Throughout the year, a multitude of agencies release annual reports that attempt to grade states on their preparedness to respond to public health emergencies. Some years these reports use similar indicators to assign state scores, but indicators often vary from year to year. These reports look at areas both within and outside of a health [...]

Traveling this Winter? Make Sure to Fight the Bite!

By | December 19th, 2016|General, Preparedness|

With the holiday season upon us, you may be planning to travel to visit family and friends or to see different climates. Whatever the reason, it is important to take steps to stay safe while traveling. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website to view any travel notices and to check areas of [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

By | November 24th, 2016|General|

Calling the ASHLine Can Double Your Chance to Successfully Quit Smoking

By | November 18th, 2016|General|

This week we launched a new public awareness campaign that encourages people in Arizona who want to quit smoking to call the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, also known as the ASHLine. The ASHLine provides individualized coaching and offers up to four weeks free of nicotine replacement therapy such as patches, lozenges, and gum. “Coaches on Coaching” features [...]

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

By | November 15th, 2016|General|

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, November 14 to 20, raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct [...]

Valley Fever Awareness Week is Here

By | November 14th, 2016|General, Preparedness|

An estimated 150,000 people are infected each year in the United States by the fungus that causes Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis). The fungus is mostly found in the Southwest with 65 percent of all nationally reported cases residing in Arizona. There are more than 5,000 reported cases and 700 hospitalizations in Arizona each year. Although anyone [...]

Happy Veterans Day

By | November 11th, 2016|General|