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Keep Your Classroom or Team Sun Safe

Our SunWise Program and digital media department have been working diligently on creating a training video to promote sun safety and skin cancer prevention. The SunWise video serves as an easy to follow visual resource for educators, as well as the general public. How much do you know about skin cancer and risks associated [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona State Hospital is Developing Public-Private Partnership Opportunity

This past June, we released a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking feedback on opportunities for public-private partnerships at the Arizona State Hospital to create a Center of Psychiatric Excellence. Through this vision, we are looking for innovative opportunities for public-private partnerships to utilize available property and/or buildings located on the ASH campus  to enhance and improve the [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Joint Statement on Importance of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

The CDC and The Pew Charitable Trusts, in collaboration with 12 national health organizations, released a joint letter earlier this month on the importance of antibiotic stewardship in outpatient settings. Outpatient stewardship refers to coordinated efforts to promote appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for non-hospitalized patients in clinics, doctor’s offices, and emergency rooms. The overarching goal is to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona hosts “Protect you and the Zoo from Flu” with the Phoenix Zoo

Public health officials regularly explore new and creative ways to promote health and wellness for Arizonans. On Saturday November 5, our staff and Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) join in a new partnership with the Phoenix Zoo to host a free flu vaccine clinic accompanied with outreach on disease prevention. Last year’s flu [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Pink Ribbon Plates Help Arizona Women get Cancer Screening

Arizona drivers who have ordered the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness specialty license plate have helped raise nearly $2 million for cancer screening in the past decade. There has been nearly 110,000 pink ribbon annual vehicle registrations issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division since 2006 when legislation authorizing the plates took effect. [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Prevention|0 Comments

New Public Awareness Campaign Seeks to Protect Kids from Nicotine

Last week we released our new public awareness campaign, Vape is a Lie, that teaches kids in Arizona about the potential dangers of using e-cigarettes. Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical that can have several negative effects on your health. There is no safe level of nicotine for children. After the release of the campaign, [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Prevention|0 Comments

Largest Measles Outbreak of the Year Just got Bigger (but don’t worry!)

Even though the largest measles outbreak of the year officially ended on August 8, the work did not stop there. State and local disease detectives, along with CDC, continued to review all rash illnesses reported in the detention center before the first measles cases were identified. The goal was to see if, looking back, these [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Medical Marijuana Allocations Completed

On October 6, our Medical Marijuana program concluded the processing of medical marijuana dispensary applications by holding a random selection process for applications meeting the criteria. Our staff worked with accountants on the process which included nine random selections. Our Digital Media Team provided live stream video of the event which can be found on [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Licensing|2 Comments

MRSA Prevention is Critical to Healthcare Safety

October is MRSA awareness month, and October 2 was World MRSA Day. MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterial infection that is resistant to many types of antibiotics.  These events help raise the awareness of MRSA around the globe and to activate survivors, communities, governments, healthcare officials, and personnel to join together to [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Preparedness, Prevention|0 Comments

New Campaign Teaches Arizona Youth about the Dangers of E-cigarettes

This week we launched a new public awareness campaign called “Vape is a Lie” teaches youth about the dangers of nicotine and e-cigarettes. Vape is a Lie features a series of three public service announcements and a website,, where Arizona youth can learn more about the dangerous chemicals often found in e-cigarettes, commonly [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Prevention|0 Comments