Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

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

A Healthy Community Starts with a Healthy You

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. 

The Public Health Prevention Team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for […]

By | April 4th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

Public Health is Working Behind the Scenes to Keep You Safe

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. 

Public health includes programs that work to ensure that we are safe whether in everyday […]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Licensing, Preparedness|0 Comments

Secondhand Aerosol Exposure of Youth

The CDC’s Office on Smoking Health published an article in the JAMA Pediatrics titled “Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths.” The report says the extent to which youth are exposed is unknown. Through self-reporting, about 40 percent of teens reported being exposed within the past 30 days. The article calls […]

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

The Epidemic Intelligence Service: Protecting Public Health in Arizona and Around the World

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. In 1951, CDC established the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), a two-year postgraduate fellowship for health professionals interested in public health and epidemiology.

EIS officers […]

By | March 30th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments