Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

2020 State-by-State Report on Public Health Preparedness

Recent events, such as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), highlight the need for public health preparedness programs at the local, state, and federal levels. A primary role of public health agencies is to help protect the public from such disease outbreaks and disasters. However, it […]

By | February 25th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

One Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Reported in Arizona; Health Officials Monitoring Outbreak

On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced that a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The confirmed case is in a person who recently returned from travel to Wuhan, China. The case is a member of the […]

By | January 27th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Bureau of EMS and Trauma System Launches New Data Dashboard

The ADHS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System has launched a new public-facing, trauma data dashboard. This tool allows the public to view an interactive report on trauma and injury in Arizona based on information from Arizona’s 47 trauma centers.

By | January 10th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Infectious Disease Outbreak Report Released

Our Office of Infectious Disease Services has released the  2017 and 2018 Infectious Disease Outbreak Report. This comprehensive report uses data collected during investigations of outbreaks reported to and investigated by public health.

An outbreak is defined as an increase in cases of disease in time […]

By | January 8th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

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