Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Mental Health Support Available

In light of the recent tragedies occurring in the U.S. and around the world, there is help locally, if you need support. Mercy Maricopa, which oversees the crisis system in Maricopa County, has activated a dedicated 24/7 crisis line in response to the recent shootings. Crisis Response Network operates the line, […]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Behavioral Health|0 Comments

Adding Whole Grains to Your Diet Can Improve Your Overall Health

Whole Grains Month is a great time for everyone to get on the whole grains bandwagon. Eating better is not an all-or-nothing choice; every little improvement makes for a healthier you all year long.

Studies show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. While three […]

By | September 28th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

World Rabies Day Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

On September 28th, partners around the globe will celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Rabies Day to raise awareness about the impact of rabies and how to prevent the disease. Rabies is a virus that can cause serious damage to the nervous system of humans and animals, and is […]

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

Federal Grant will Help ADHS Efforts to Reduce Opioid Deaths

Our Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System has been awarded $3.1 million by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for development of a comprehensive first responder opioid/naloxone program in partnership with the University of Arizona and the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training board. […]

By | September 26th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Manufactured Food in Arizona Earns National Award

Our Food Safety and Environmental Services Program was recently awarded a cooperative agreement from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The funding will provide support to build a nationally integrated food safety system through participation in the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards. The funding will also provide local oversight and support to Arizona […]

By | September 25th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

ADHS Earns Elite National Accreditation

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now a nationally accredited public health agency! This week the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) awarded our agency this prominent designation that recognizes the innovative work we do to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and transforming the quality […]

By | September 22nd, 2017|General|0 Comments