Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

We’re Celebrating International Infection Prevention Week

International Infection Prevention Week occurs globally from October 13 – 19 to raise awareness of healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare-associated infections are infections people can get while receiving health care for another condition. This year’s theme is “Vaccines are Everybody’s Business” and highlights the important role that vaccines […]

By | October 16th, 2019|General|0 Comments

CDC Releases the 2018 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) have surged for a fifth consecutive year, reaching an all-time high nationwide. What is most concerning is the rise in syphilis, which has led to multiple stillbirths and many more babies spending their first 10 days of their life hospitalized for syphilis treatment. Last year, Arizona […]

By | October 8th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Help Raise Awareness of Fungal Diseases by Joining our Second Annual AZ Valley Fever Poster Contest

Ja’Maryn H., 2018 winner

Valley fever is one of the most commonly reported infectious diseases in Arizona, with over 7,000 cases reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) this year. Still, most Arizonans do not know the symptoms of this debilitating and potentially deadly fungal […]

By | September 27th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

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