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Work Continues on Opioid Emergency Response

By | June 16th, 2017|General, Prevention|

Our team has logged another week in the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) hard at work addressing Governor Ducey’s calls to action to address Arizona’s opioid epidemic. Just like last week, this week has been a busy one. This week, Governor Ducey issued an executive order to increase timely reporting of opioid-related data. This order [...]

ADHS’ Rapid Response to a Public Health Emergency

By | June 9th, 2017|Prevention|

On Monday, Governor Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency to address the alarming increase in opioid deaths in Arizona. Our team immediately sprang into action, activating and fully staffing our Health Emergency Operations Center within hours so that the numerous programs and offices across ADHS have a coordinated system for responding to the Governor’s calls to [...]

Vigilant Guard Epilog

By | November 16th, 2011|General|

That largest exercise in Arizona history wrapped up last weekend, but now the work begins.  Vigilant Guard featured a pseudo tropical storm, flooding and a nuclear bomb blast in downtown Phoenix.  Arizona cities, counties, state and federal agencies participated in the exercise - testing emergency and evacuation plans, as well plans to transport and prioritize [...]

Arizona Vigilant Guard Exercise Update

By | October 13th, 2011|Preparedness|

In less than a month (Nov. 4) thousands of people from a variety of response agencies will be testing their plans and coordinating response efforts for the Vigilant Guard exercise- which will allow us to practice what we would do during a disaster.  One of our main tasks will be medical surge management.  Medical surge [...]