Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Arizona Smoke-Free Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

Do you remember walking into your favorite restaurant and being asked, “smoking or non-smoking?” Just a decade ago you could still hear that familiar phrase as smoking in a restaurant or bar was legal. Those smoking sections did little to protect non-smokers from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Voters passed the Smoke-Free […]

By | May 1st, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Helping to Protect Health Statewide

April 23 through 29 is National Laboratory Professionals Week, a time for us to take a moment to thank our hard-working laboratory staff. This week we will celebrate the vital contributions laboratory professionals make to protect public health and safety . Our Public Health Laboratory is a leader in Arizona […]

By | April 27th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Groups Across Arizona Working to Connect People with Healthy Food

Representatives from more than 100 organizations will gather in Phoenix to accelerate the improvement of the state’s food system this Thursday and Friday. The 2017 Arizona Food Summit is part of the ongoing work between the Department of Agriculture and the Arizona Department of Health Services to reduce food insecurity in the […]

By | April 26th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

Safely Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs this Weekend

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. You can find a drop off location in your area online.  If you are downtown this weekend, there will […]

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

Celebrating our Arizona Immunization Heroes

Last week, we hosted our 24th annual Arizona Immunization Conference. About 400 partners from doctor’s offices, healthcare clinics, and state, local, and tribal agencies came together to learn and share best practices and current information about vaccination. These immunization heroes devote their time daily to ensure they are shielding Arizona communities from […]

By | April 24th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments