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.

Protect yourself from Arizona’s first extreme heat of summer 2022

By | June 8th, 2022|Prevention|

It’s not uncommon for long-time Arizonans to brush off our summer heat as just a fact of life in our state. However, extreme heat like the temperatures forecasted statewide this weekend can be deadly serious: 552 people in Arizona died from heat-related effects in 2021, and another 2,873 visited an emergency room for treatment. In [...]

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Hepatitis C: Get tested at least once to protect your health

By | June 2nd, 2022|Preparedness|

An estimated 90,000 people in Arizona are living with hepatitis C, and about 10,000 new cases are reported each year. But most people who have hepatitis C don’t know it.  That’s why we recommend getting tested for this virus, which causes inflammation of the liver and is the leading cause of liver cancer. Hepatitis C [...]

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A new resource for families navigating the infant formula shortage

By | June 1st, 2022|Preparedness, Prevention|

What if I can’t find the infant formula I normally use?  What can a community group or child care provider do to support families in need of infant formula?  Where can families I serve in my health care practice find infant formula?  Amid this trying time for many parents and caregivers needing formula for infants, [...]

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As you head to the water, be mindful of harmful algal blooms

By | May 31st, 2022|Preparedness|

As the weather heats up, many Arizonans head to the water. Whether you’re boating on Lake Havasu, tubing on the Salt River, casting a fishing line at your local park, or taking a dip with your dog, you should know about a little organism that can have a big impact on your health. Algae and cyanobacteria (sometimes called [...]

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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 [...]

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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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