Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Never too early to guard against mosquito-borne illness

It’s been an active Arizona monsoon so far, and that means it’s also time to be thinking about mosquitoes and guarding against West Nile virus. 

West Nile, the most common mosquito-borne disease in Arizona, causes symptoms in about 20% of those infected ranging from fever, headaches, and body […]

By | July 27th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

Spreading the Word on How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 Delta variant

One of the important ways ADHS shares information with Arizonans is through the news media. Arizona’s newspapers, […]

By | July 21st, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

Check out the new five-year Arizona Health Improvement Plan 

Publishing a new five-year Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP) this week marks an important milestone in the state of Arizona’s journey toward improved health. I’m pleased to share the plan and look forward to providing updates as we work toward its goals.

Building on the success of the […]

By | July 1st, 2021|General|0 Comments

Tips for keeping Independence Day celebrations safe

I hope everyone has a happy Fourth of July weekend. Those of us in public health have some tips on how to make your celebrations safe while you’re enjoying time with family and friends. 

COVID-19 Safety

Please be aware when enjoying time with others that COVID-19 remains active in our communities. Variants […]

By | June 30th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments

Nearly all recent COVID-19 cases in Arizona are in unvaccinated individuals

We continue to educate: Vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19. 

The numbers continue to demonstrate this, including a look at cases we shared in a release earlier this week as Arizona reached 3 million people fully vaccinated.

By | June 18th, 2021|Preparedness|0 Comments