Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Work Highlighted by CDC

Since 2002, the CDC public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement has provided funding to health departments in Arizona for the advancement of our capacity to respond to a range of public health threats. The PHEP annual funds support staff on the ground in state, county, and tribal communities who assist with preparedness […]

By | April 12th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Join Us in the Fight Against Viral Hepatitis

In the United States, there are more than five million people living with chronic viral hepatitis and over 50,000 new infections each year of hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Many people don’t know they are infected. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and is often caused by the hepatitis A, […]

By | April 11th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Keeping the Public Healthy Through Safe Food Practices

Note: This week is National Public Health Week. This week I have a five-part public health series that explores the vast network of programs and services that help improve the health and wellness of all Arizonans. 

Our Epidemiology and Disease Control team plays a huge role in monitoring food safety and […]

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

Extreme Weather Impacts Public Health

Note: This week is National Public Health Week. This week I have a five-part public health series that explores the vast network of programs and services that help improve the health and wellness of all Arizonans. 

Arizona is a diverse state with a wide range of weather. This can lead to extreme […]

By | April 6th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Healthy Decisions Make for a Healthier Life

Note: This week is National Public Health Week. This week I have a five-part public health series that explores the vast network of programs and services that help improve the health and wellness of all Arizonans. 

We have several public awareness campaigns and resources that help Arizonans in making decisions that […]

By | April 5th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments