Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships, that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans. While measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as physical distancing, are necessary, it has never been more important for us to stay […]

By | September 21st, 2020|Prevention|0 Comments

National Preparedness Month – Prepare for Disasters

This is the third week of National Preparedness Month, and this week’s theme is “Prepare for Disasters.” Depending on where you live, you might face a variety of different hazards. Common types of disasters in Arizona include wildfires, flooding, power outages, and severe storms.  Knowing […]

By | September 15th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Ready for some football? Have a COVID-19 game plan

The offseason is over, the virtual draft has concluded, and the NFL season has finally kicked off. This weekend, many Arizonans may have plans to enjoy the Cardinals’ opening game against the 49ers. While you’re cheering on our home team, remember you are safer at home. If you do plan […]

By | September 11th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

COVID-19 in Arizona Children

Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics released a state data report on Children and COVID-19. The report highlights Arizona as one of eight states with the highest number of  cumulative cases of COVID-19 in children. As the report acknowledges, one significant limitation of the data is how each state defines a […]

By | September 4th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments