Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Bureau of Vital Records Team Participates in 20th Annual National Adoption Event

The 20th Annual National Adoption Day event was held on Saturday, November 23 and for the 8th year in a row, our Bureau of Vital Records Team participated in the event. The annual event is held to raise awareness for foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find […]

By | December 11th, 2019|Licensing|0 Comments

HIV/AIDS in Arizona Integrated Epidemiologic Profile 2013-2017

Every five years, the HIV Surveillance Program at ADHS produces an integrated epidemiologic profile that describes the characteristics of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in Arizona. The 2013-2017 Integrated Epidemiologic Profile provides a five-year snapshot of the sociodemographic, geographic, and behavioral factors associated with HIV/AIDS, along with […]

By | December 5th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

New Dashboard launched for Valley Fever Awareness

Valley fever is a potentially debilitating and deadly respiratory disease caused by the Coccidioides fungus that affects thousands of Arizonans every year. Valley Fever Awareness Week (Nov. 9–17) was a success with social media messaging, promoting the poster contest, and launching a new data dashboard. Although Valley […]

By | November 20th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona Makes Progress in Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections

Earlier this month, CDC released the 2018 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Progress Report based on National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data. NHSN is the nation’s most widely used HAI surveillance system by facilities, states, regions, quality groups, and national public health agencies including CDC. This annual […]

By | November 13th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments