Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Arizona Receives Top Marks in CDC’s Annual Report for Public Health Preparedness

I’m excited to announce that our State has received another set of outstanding scores for public health preparedness from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR). The 2018 National Snapshot provides an overview of federal, state, local, and tribal preparedness and response efforts. The report […]

By | April 17th, 2018|Preparedness|0 Comments

Stakeholders Gather for Arizona Extreme Heat Planning Workshop

Temperatures are beginning to rise in our state. Most people probably remember the June heat wave last year, which brought on record temperatures. From June 12-27, 2017, temperatures reached 119 ° in Phoenix, 93° in Flagstaff, 120° in Yuma, and 116° in Tucson. Extreme heat will be upon us again soon.

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By | April 13th, 2018|Preparedness|0 Comments

ADHS is Developing a Center for Psychiatric Excellence

Earlier this year, we took a huge first step in our efforts to transform the Arizona State Hospital (ASH) into a Center for Psychiatric Excellence by releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP), soliciting outside organizations interested in leasing space on the campus. The Center for Psychiatric Excellence will provide state of […]

By | April 12th, 2018|Behavioral Health|0 Comments

Annual Report Highlights Advances in Making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation

This week we celebrated National Public Health Week, highlighting the great work and accomplishments of the Arizona Department of Health Services and our public health and healthcare partners from across the state. We are concluding this week with the release of our Annual Report to highlight many of the great projects and programs our […]

By | April 6th, 2018|General|0 Comments

National Public Health Week Kicks Off Today

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. This is a great […]

By | April 2nd, 2018|Behavioral Health, Preparedness, Prevention|0 Comments