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.

AARP Arizona town hall on Omicron boosters has important information for all ages

By | September 28th, 2022|Preparedness|

AARP Arizona has been a tremendous partner throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our collaborations to promote public health have included virtual town halls for AARP members on COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 boosters.  At 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, we’ll join AARP Arizona for a virtual town hall on the new Omicron booster doses that target the [...]

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World Rabies Day: One Health, Zero Deaths

By | September 28th, 2022|General|

Would you know what to do if you become one of the approximately 30 people in Arizona exposed to rabies each year?  Sept. 28 is World Rabies Day, and ADHS joins partners around the globe working to raise awareness about prevention and the impact of rabies. The theme from the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

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Fungus Disease Awareness Week: Valley fever not the only concern in Arizona

By | September 22nd, 2022|Prevention|

In Arizona and nearby areas in the Southwest, there's a strong likelihood that a person who develops a fungal infection is facing Valley fever. After all, roughly two-thirds of the nation's Valley fever cases are diagnosed in Arizona. There have been more than 7,000 cases diagnosed in our state this year. However, there are many [...]

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New HIV testing campaign emphasizes the power that comes with knowing your status

By | September 14th, 2022|Preparedness|

Knowing your HIV status gives you the power to live as your true self. Because when you know, you know.  That's the focus of a new campaign available at azhealth.gov/WhenYouKnow and in a public service announcement that will air across Arizona.  Getting tested is easy and is the only way to know for sure whether [...]

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Maricopa County report of 3 measles cases puts focus on vaccination benefits

By | September 1st, 2022|Preparedness|

Today's report of three measles cases in Maricopa County is a sobering reminder that this rare and highly contagious disease can flare among those who aren't vaccinated.  Before the U.S. introduced a vaccination program, measles was a common illness in infants, children, and young adults. It can be severe: Approximately two out of 1,000 people [...]

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Do you have a high risk of severe influenza complications?

By | August 31st, 2022|Preparedness|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has always been clear on who should get a seasonal influenza vaccine when it becomes available each year: everyone 6 months and older. For some people, though, the risk of having severe complications is higher than it is for the rest of the population, the CDC reminded [...]

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After welcome rain, be sure to guard against mosquito-borne illness

By | August 17th, 2022|Prevention|

While the monsoon rain Arizona has seen of late is welcome in so many ways, the standing water that follows – often in places you don’t think about around the yard – can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and the diseases they carry. The most-common mosquito-borne disease is West Nile virus. Most of those [...]

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Know, Prevent, Identify, Treat: A new resource to better understand monkeypox

By | August 15th, 2022|Preparedness|

A new resource from ADHS aims to help everyone better understand the monkeypox outbreak affecting Arizona and other states.  As of Aug. 6, Arizona had 118 reported cases of monkeypox, with most of those occurring in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. This rare viral infection, which had been rarely seen in people who hadn’t traveled [...]

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Breastfeeding support: We’re here to help 24 hours a day

By | August 5th, 2022|Prevention|

For the approximately 67,000 new parents in Arizona who breastfeed their babies, each journey is unique.  Many of us think breastfeeding should be easy, and to some people it is, but to others it is a challenging time filled with questions and doubts. With that in mind, ADHS is marking the 31st annual World Breastfeeding [...]

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Protecting our children from lead

By | July 28th, 2022|Preparedness|

Many people wrongly believe that because much of the housing in Arizona was built after lead-based paint was banned in 1978, lead poisoning is not a concern in our state. It's important to know there are several sources of lead in the environment beyond lead-based paint. Here’s a real-world example: A 1-year-old child in Arizona [...]

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