Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

ADHS Technology Helps Improve Services

The Internet is here to stay. While that should be fairly obvious to just about everyone, government sometimes seems a bit slow to catch on. That’s not the case in Arizona, and certainly isn’t true at the Arizona Department of Health Services. We’ve long been a leader in providing services to you, our […]

By | November 9th, 2017|Licensing|0 Comments

Influenza Is Here So It’s Time to Get Vaccinated

The 2017–2018 influenza season has arrived in Arizona! Since the beginning of October, Arizona has had 92 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza reported from 10 counties, compared to 20 cases at this time last year.

This means if you and your family haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, now is the time. The influenza vaccine is […]

By | November 7th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Phoenix Undy Run/Walk Celebrates Tenth Year in Arizona

The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Undy Run/Walk will host its tenth annual event this Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the State Capitol District in downtown Phoenix. The Undy Run/Walk is a 5k and one-mile fun run/walk that raises funds and awareness for colorectal cancer. The Undy is a family- and pet-friendly walk […]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

New National Campaign Encourages Healthy Eating

The American Heart Association has launched Healthy For Good, a campaign built on four core ideas: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. It is free to join and will help you stay on track with shareable tips, videos and hacks.

Here are a few on tips from the campaign how to “eat smart” and have a […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

Take Action to Improve Health Communication

October is Health Literacy Month. It is a great time for individuals and organizations to promote the importance of understandable health information. Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

In the United States, […]

By | October 25th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

The last week of October every year is dedicated to promoting awareness of lead poisoning by CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other partners.  This year, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is teaming up with our new Environmental Public […]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments