Prevention

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Topics here will include issues that fall into the Prevention Division of the agency, which include – as the name implies – programs that help prevent disease in our state. You will find information about chronic diseases (cancer, heart health, breathing disorders) as well as tobacco use prevention. This area also includes education about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Women, Infant and Children programs; both USDA programs that help provide nutrition to lower income residents.

Arizona Cancer Programs Secure Increased Funding for the State

By | August 10th, 2017|Preparedness, Prevention|

The Arizona Cancer Registry and Office of Cancer Prevention and Control received good news last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – their grant application was approved for a total of $3,930,027 per year for the next five years.  This represents a 13.5% increase in funds of $466,909 per year.  The [...]

Opioid Update: Blood Screening, Grant Funding and Emergency Rule for Licensed Facilities

By | August 7th, 2017|Prevention|

We continue to make steady progress in addressing the statewide opioid epidemic. Last week we expanded blood screening at the State Public Health Lab, announced a $505,104 grant award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and issued emergency rules for licensed healthcare facilities. The State Public Health Lab is now screening blood samples [...]

Arizona Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

By | August 7th, 2017|Prevention|

Did you know there are more than 80 farmer’s markets in Arizona? We are celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 6-12, 2017. Farmers markets support healthy communities by increasing access to nutritious food, stimulating local economies, and preserving farmland and rural livelihoods. The Arizona Nutrition Network has launched a new interactive map to make [...]

New Opioid Dashboard Launched

By | July 31st, 2017|Prevention|

The ADHS team recently launched a new dashboard providing more details on the possible opioid overdoses and deaths that have been reported to us since June 15 when the enhanced surveillance executive order went into effect.  One of the features of the dashboard is the display of possible overdoses by week.     With six weeks of reports of real time [...]

Opioid Response: Updated Data and Expanding Naloxone for First Responders

By | July 24th, 2017|Prevention|

We have seen more 1,100 possible opioid overdoses reported to us since the enhanced surveillance executive order went into effect on June 15. With more required reporters reporting, we expected that we might see an increase in the number of overdoses reported. During this four-week period, 146 deaths were reported as suspected opioid overdoses. Expanding the use [...]

STAND Continues to Thrive as a National Model for Youth Engagement in Public Health

By | July 17th, 2017|Prevention|

The Douglas City Council voted July 12 to increase the age to purchase tobacco and vaping products from 18 years of age to 21 years of age, which is an initiative known as Tobacco 21 or T21. It is now the second community in Arizona and the first border community within Arizona to do so. [...]

Opioid Response Update: Updated Data, Naloxone Trainings, Emergency Rule Making

By | July 14th, 2017|Prevention|

With three weeks of real time data reported to us, there has been 661 possible opioid overdoses in Arizona, with 8 percent of those resulting in death. This is cumulative data since Governor Ducey’s executive order for enhanced surveillance went into effect on June 15. The report for June 15 to July 6 shows that the highest [...]

Summer Lunch Buddies Helps Kids Eat Healthy Meals

By | July 11th, 2017|Prevention|

Each summer, free healthy meals are available to children ages 18 and younger at approved sites across Arizona as part of the Summer Lunch Buddies program. Sites are operated by schools, nonprofit agencies or local governments and are located in low-income neighborhoods where many children receive free or reduced price school breakfast and lunch during [...]

Opioid Response Update: More Real Time Data Reported

By | July 7th, 2017|Prevention|

This week marks our second week of posting a report of real time data reported to us from healthcare providers, first responders, law enforcement agencies, and pharmacists in our coordinated response to the alarming increase in opioid deaths in Arizona. The data is cumulative since June 15, with a total of 444 suspected opioid overdoses, 36 [...]