Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

New STD Annual Report Released

Our STD Control Program recently released the 2015 Arizona STD Annual Report. This report highlights the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among residents of Arizona with specific focus on syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, the most commonly reported STDs.

In 2015 cases of STDs in Arizona continued to increase.  […]

By | March 16th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

2017 Recommended Immunization Schedule and 2015 Adult Immunization Coverage Data

Proper immunization throughout the lifespan is one of the most important steps that individuals can take to protect their health, their children’s health, and the health of the community. Each year, a group of health and medical experts called the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices creates recommended vaccination schedules for […]

By | March 15th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Third Annual HIV Symposium Focuses on Ending the HIV Epidemic in Arizona by 2030

Last week our HIV Prevention Program, the Ryan White Part B Program, and the Ryan White Part A Program of Maricopa County presented the third annual HIV symposium. More than 260 people attended, representing state and local health departments, community-based organizations, clinical providers, community leaders, and people living […]

By | March 14th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

First Group of Interns Now Participating in Training Program at the Arizona State Hospital

The first group of four behavioral health technician interns from Glendale Community College started their training at the Arizona State Hospital in mid-February. The Arizona State Hospital is the only psychiatric inpatient facility being utilized by Glendale Community College for this internship, which will help us recruit new staff […]

By | March 13th, 2017|Behavioral Health|0 Comments

Encourage Students to Participate in the Annual SunWise Poster Contest

The Arizona SunWise Program is excited to kick off our 14th annual “Be SunWise and Play Sun Smart!” poster contest. The contest is open to Arizona residents age 17 or younger, and encourages youth to illustrate ways to keep safe in the Arizona sun. The winning artist and teacher will […]

By | March 10th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

Resources Help Parents Teach Youth about Healthy Relationships

Adolescence is a critical period of development where young people are exposed to new experiences, such as dating. Unfortunately, some teens find themselves involved in dating relationships that involve physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse. Teens are often unable to recognize the signs of teen dating violence, or may be reluctant […]

By | March 9th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments