Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

What you need to know about updated CDC guidance on COVID-19

Updated COVID-19 GuidanceThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 guidance to focus on reducing the risk of severe illness and, in doing so, minimizing strain on the health care system. 

Perhaps the most notable change is eliminating the recommendation […]

By | August 12th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on What you need to know about updated CDC guidance on COVID-19

Need COVID-19 vaccination but can’t leave home? Programs will bring it to you

In-home vaccinations

Being unable to leave your home shouldn’t be a barrier to getting vaccinated against COVID-19 or updating your protection through a booster dose thanks to programs offered by ADHS and others.

Complementing programs offered by the Maricopa Department of Public Health and the Pima County Health Department, ADHS Office of Health […]

By | August 8th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Need COVID-19 vaccination but can’t leave home? Programs will bring it to you

Breastfeeding support: We’re here to help 24 hours a day

Breastfeeding HotlineFor the approximately 67,000 new parents in Arizona who breastfeed their babies, each journey is unique.  Many of us think breastfeeding should be easy, and to some people it is, but to others it is a challenging time filled with questions and doubts. With that in mind, ADHS […]

By | August 5th, 2022|Prevention|Comments Off on Breastfeeding support: We’re here to help 24 hours a day

‘Show me the data’: Our monthly update on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status

COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status“Show me the data.” 

That’s a phrase I hear quite a bit from ADHS epidemiologists, and with good reason: Numbers may be a little difficult to follow sometimes, but they tell a story and they don’t lie. 

That’s why our epidemiologists update a report […]

By | August 3rd, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on ‘Show me the data’: Our monthly update on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status

Protecting our children from lead

Prevent childhood lead poisoningMany people wrongly believe that because much of the housing in Arizona was built after lead-based paint was banned in 1978, lead poisoning is not a concern in our state. It’s important to know there are several sources of lead in the environment beyond lead-based paint.

By | July 28th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Protecting our children from lead

Official population estimates help inform public health actions

From a public health perspective, it matters that 9,562 people live in Greenlee County, and that 1 in every 5 Arizonans lives in an unincorporated area. It’s important that health leaders know how many people in Yavapai County are 50 or older, and what the ethnic makeup is for Gila […]

By | July 26th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Official population estimates help inform public health actions