Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Update to Arizona Health Improvement Plan Published

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is excited to announce we have published the 2019 Update to the Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP). The purpose of the AzHIP is to describe how ADHS and our community partners are working together to improve the health and wellness […]

By | August 23rd, 2019|General|0 Comments

Tenth Anniversary of Arizona Infectious Disease Training and Exercise

At the end of June, we hosted our 10th annual Arizona Infectious Disease Training and Exercise (AZID 2019), where about 400 partners from a wide variety of organizations joined together to learn and share about best practices and current infectious disease trends in Arizona and surrounding […]

By | August 22nd, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Record High West Nile Virus Activity in Arizona

Think it’s too hot for mosquitoes? Think again! Arizona is home to several mosquito species, including the Culex species that can carry West Nile virus and Saint Louis Encephalitis virus. West Nile virus causes symptoms in about 20% of infected people, which can range from fever, headaches, and body aches, to more […]

By | August 21st, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

ADHS Awarded CDC Grant to Support the Arizona Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The birth of a child is a joyous time of new beginnings and experiences. Tragically, nearly 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of complications during pregnancy or delivery. The loss of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after delivery is devastating.

This tragic […]

By | August 7th, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat Safety

Our agency serves a vital role in protecting its residents and visitors against the summer heat. Arizona’s high temperatures increase the risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. In 2018, Arizona hospitals had nearly 3,000 emergency department visits for heat-related cases. Additionally, each year we see an average of

By | August 1st, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments