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A Healthy Workplace is Key to Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

By | January 25th, 2017|General|

Our primary mission is to improve the health and wellness of Arizonans, which includes our employees. We offer breastfeeding support, an infant at work program, weekly wellness events, on-site health screenings, and more. Offering services centered on the health and wellness of employees can help decrease stress and improve overall productivity, and best [...]

New Recommendations for Preventing Cancers Due to Human Papillomavirus Infections

By | January 24th, 2017|Preparedness|

Preventing cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has just become easier.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published new recommendations for HPV vaccines so  some teenagers can be fully vaccinated with two doses of HPV vaccine instead of three. The CDC now recommends a two dose HPV vaccine schedule for children [...]

Sending Data to National Partners at the Speed of Light (Almost)

By | January 20th, 2017|Preparedness|

Every week, our disease detectives in the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control send data to our national partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data from Arizona and other states is compiled to provide an overall picture of the nation’s health. Since it is a weekly process, the data that is [...]

Prevent infection: Four achievable New Year’s resolutions

By | January 11th, 2017|Preparedness|

It's that time again when New Year's resolutions are made, and sometimes broken. This year consider setting some achievable resolutions this year that can protect you from getting an infection. One: Wash your hands. You probably already do this after using the restroom, but are you washing before eating every meal? For at least 20 [...]

ADHS Making the Grade

By | December 20th, 2016|General|

Throughout the year, a multitude of agencies release annual reports that attempt to grade states on their preparedness to respond to public health emergencies. Some years these reports use similar indicators to assign state scores, but indicators often vary from year to year. These reports look at areas both within and outside of a health [...]

ADHS and Our Partners Continued Zika Planning Efforts

By | December 13th, 2016|Preparedness|

Last week we hosted a Zika Capability Assessment Workshop that was attended by more than 100 tribal, county, state, and federal partners as part of the Arizona Zika-preparedness collaborative. Attendees worked together to identify current response activities, document plans for future efforts, and identify areas for improvement. The workshop included presentations on the history of Zika [...]

Arizona Success in Protecting People from Secondhand Smoke is a Model for the Nation

By | December 8th, 2016|Prevention|

The successful smoke-free programs we have been working on in Arizona for people living in multi-unit housing have been expanded nationwide. Over the last several years, three Arizona organizations, the Arizona Smoke-Free Living Coalition, American Lung Association in Arizona, and the Arizona Multihousing Association, under the leadership of our Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease, [...]

National Handwashing Awareness Week

By | December 5th, 2016|Preparedness|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified handwashing as the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease. Washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water will help protect you from getting sick with things like influenza, a cold, norovirus, and many other unpleasant infections. This week, we're [...]

Conference Brings Arizona Tribes Together to Address Cancer Prevention

By | November 23rd, 2016|Prevention|

We are proud to partner with tribes from across the state to promote cancer prevention. This month, the Office of Cancer Prevention and Control hosted the 10th Annual Tribal Collaborative Conference in partnership with the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation, San Carlos Apache Tribe, and Gila River Indian Community. In Arizona, cancer is [...]