Carla Berg

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About Carla Berg

Carla Berg is the Deputy Director for Public Health Services at the Arizona Department of Health Services. A native Arizonan, Carla has been a part of the ADHS team since 2008. She began her public health work at ADHS as an epidemiologist within the Tuberculosis Control Program. Since then, she has held roles as Chief Strategy Officer, Bureau Chief for Special Licensing, and Office Chief for Disease Integration & Services. In her current role, she leads the divisions of Public Health Preparedness, Public Health Licensing, and Public Health Prevention Services in addition to health equity and strategic initiatives. She also provides leadership to the Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP), a multi-sector partnership focused on priorities to improve the health of Arizonans. Carla holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

By | May 27th, 2022|Preparedness|

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting! You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life. Much attention is rightly paid to COVID-19 these days, but we [...]

Take precautions against heat-related illness

By | May 24th, 2022|Preparedness|

Brutal summer heat can be more than just unpleasant. If you don’t take precautions, it can cause illness and even death. To highlight the importance of staying safe during extreme heat, Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed May 23-27 as Heat Awareness Week. ADHS, the National Weather Service, and the Phoenix Office of Heat Response and [...]

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ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

By | May 23rd, 2022|Preparedness|

Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in late 2020, millions of Arizonans have gone to mass-vaccination sites, retail pharmacies, health care centers, doctors’ offices, and elsewhere to get lifesaving shots. Today, ADHS and partner agencies are providing even more widespread availability by making COVID-19 vaccines available in neighborhoods through trusted community partners. More than 100,000 doses [...]

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With cases increasing, it isn’t too late to get your influenza vaccine

By | May 19th, 2022|Preparedness|

Like COVID-19 has proven to be, seasonal influenza is predictably unpredictable. Case in point: Arizona is currently seeing increasing numbers of influenza cases much later than the five-year average shows, though overall numbers for this flu season aren’t as high as some recent seasons. Other states are seeing a similar trend.  COVID-19 and influenza share [...]

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EMS Week: Promoting resilience among those who rise to the challenge

By | May 17th, 2022|Preparedness|

ADHS is joining groups across the nation in marking EMS Week, which honors the Emergency Medical Services providers who are rising to the challenge during the month of May. It’s part of National Trauma Awareness Month.  Governor Doug Ducey signed a State Proclamation recognizing EMS Week and EMS for Children Day. This year’s theme for [...]

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WIC program helping families navigate nationwide shortage of infant formula

By | May 13th, 2022|Prevention|

As a mother of young children, my heart aches when I see parents and caregivers facing a nationwide shortage of infant formula. There can be an overwhelming amount of information related to the early stages of parenthood, and unpredictable situations like this can add extra stress. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes sure formula [...]

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Rising to the Challenge & Safe Surroundings: Honoring EMS and trauma workers

By | May 12th, 2022|Preparedness|

May is National Trauma Awareness Month, presenting an opportunity for each of us to recognize and appreciate the many people working to keep us safe. So does EMS Week, which will be from May 15-21. This year’s theme for National Trauma Awareness Month is “Safe Surroundings,” with a focus on preventing violence and promoting safety [...]

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Summer sun means protecting yourself against melanoma

By | May 9th, 2022|Preparedness|

 Few things go together more than Arizona and sunshine. Yuma, Tucson, and Phoenix are among American cities with the most sunny days, but many places across our state see abundant sunshine. All that sun brings with it an increased risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer that is increasingly common in Arizona. From [...]

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A week to honor medical laboratory professionals

By | April 28th, 2022|Preparedness|

For many of us, it almost felt like everything else stopped when COVID-19 arrived in U.S. more than two years ago. For those working in the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory operated by ADHS, efforts related to the pandemic were added to the critical diagnostic work they perform every day. During Medical Laboratory Professionals Week [...]

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Latest data shows continued strong protection from COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

By | April 27th, 2022|Preparedness|

Vaccinated against COVID-19? Great. Boosted on top of your COVID-19 vaccination? Even better.  Our report on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status, which now includes data for March, shows that compared to individuals who were fully vaccinated with a booster, unvaccinated people ages 12 and older had: 4.3 times the risk of testing positive for COVID-19; [...]

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