Cara M. Christ

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About Cara Christ

Cara M. Christ, MD, Director Arizona Department of Health Services

Modeling, Data Analysis, and Next Steps for Arizona’s Response to COVID-19

By | May 6th, 2020|Preparedness|

We appreciate the work of the talented professionals who assisted our team of public health professionals and experienced epidemiologists in developing a state model. The department established the partnership to provide an additional model for consideration. This model was completed on April 20, 2020.  With months of data now available, we have shifted our primary [...]

COVID-19 Dashboard Now Includes Data about Antibody Testing

By | May 5th, 2020|Preparedness|

ADHS has worked in partnership with laboratories and healthcare providers across Arizona to increase COVID-19 testing capacity. Increased testing is now possible due to greater availability of testing supplies, which weren’t available earlier in the course of this outbreak. More information about testing gives public health a better understanding of how Arizona has been impacted [...]

La Reserva Estratégica Nacional es un recurso clave para nuestra respuesta COVID-19

By | May 4th, 2020|covid-19-spanish|

Para apoyar la respuesta estatal COVID-19, nuestros programas de preparación de salud pública estatales y locales están recibiendo y distribuyendo suministros médicos para salvar vidas de la Reserva Nacional Estratégica (SNS por sus siglas en inglés). Hasta ahora, ADHS ha distribuido más de 181,681 máscaras N95, 532,500 máscaras quirúrgicas, 85,248 protectores faciales, 70,570 batas quirúrgicas, [...]

Practicando distanciamiento físico en su lugar de trabajo de servicio esencial

By | May 4th, 2020|covid-19-spanish|

Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, las empresas tienen un papel integral para ayudar a detener la propagación de persona a persona. Mantener el distanciamiento físico en el lugar de trabajo puede ser difícil, pero hay cosas que su empresa puede hacer para ayudar. Se cree que COVID-19 se propaga principalmente de persona a persona a [...]

El distanciamiento físico es una herramienta importante para disminuir la propagación de COVID-19

By | May 4th, 2020|covid-19-spanish|

Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, el término distanciamiento físico se ha convertido en una conversación familiar. Es posible que haya escuchado usar este término en las noticias locales, las redes sociales o incluso en su lugar de trabajo, pero ¿qué significa exactamente el distanciamiento físico y por qué se recomienda?  Se cree que COVID-19 se [...]

Contact Tracing can Help Public Health to Slow the Spread of Diseases

By | May 4th, 2020|Preparedness|

Arizona is actively working on several components to ensure the health of our communities as we gradually begin allowing services to resume in our state. One of public health’s core preparedness responsibilities is the ability to trace contacts of individuals who test positive for COVID-19. By increasing testing capacity to identify new cases and having [...]

Expanding Testing of COVID-19 in Arizona

By | April 23rd, 2020|Preparedness|

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has been closely monitoring COVID-19 spread throughout Arizona. As of today, we have had cases confirmed in all 15 counties for a total of 5,769 cases. Our commercial labs, hospital labs, and Arizona State Public Health Laboratory continue to provide diagnostic testing and have performed 58,750 tests to [...]

Arizona Specific COVID-19 Models and Projections

By | April 22nd, 2020|Preparedness|

Since December 2019, when we first heard about cases of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, the Arizona public health system has been closely monitoring COVID-19 on an international, national, and local level. Mitigating the spread of COVID-19, as well as responding to the impacts of the virus, remains our highest priority. Since our first [...]

New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Released

By | April 20th, 2020|Preparedness|

Today, we released significant enhancements to our COVID-19 dashboard.  The new dashboard includes a number of improvements: Larger graphics, with the ability to drill down through filtering some of the data at a more granular level.    Information about hospitalizations and deaths, as well as information about hospitalized cases in Arizona.  Case counts broken down by [...]

Arizona WIC Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

By | April 16th, 2020|Preparedness, Prevention|

The Arizona WIC Program is continuing to support our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. WIC staff are dedicated to helping make sure that mothers and young children have access to healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and are getting accurate information and appropriate recommendations during this public health situation. The Arizona WIC Program is open and available [...]