Cory Nelson

/Cory Nelson

About Cory Nelson

Former Interim Director, Arizona Department of Health Services

Annual Resuscitation Academy Helps Expand CPR Use

By | April 10th, 2015|Preparedness|

In February, the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System held it’s 3rd annual Arizona State Resuscitation Academy.  This event brought together more than 250 community health educators, 9-1-1 telecommunicators, EMS, and hospital medical providers who are dedicated to continuing work to improve survival from cardiac arrest. Our approach focusing on all components of the chain of survival has saved [...]

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Trauma Program Managers’ Workshop

By | April 8th, 2015|Prevention|

Improving statewide trauma system capacity is one of our ongoing Bureau of EMS & Trauma System initiatives.  Last month ADHS partnered with the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health to offer the Arizona Trauma Program Managers’ Workshop, hosted by Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa.  The workshop, [...]

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More EMS Web-based Improvements to Launch This Month

By | April 6th, 2015|General|

A year ago, our Bureau of EMS and Trauma System launched its Web-based EMCT registration program.  The Bureau along with our IT staff have been hard at work on the next phase of their automation project, the EMS Training Program portal.  The  portal will go live this month allowing the EMS Training Program folks to submit all of the required registration, [...]

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Annual Poster Contest Helps Teach Kids to be Sun Safe

By | April 2nd, 2015|Prevention|

With 310 days of sunshine a year, sun safety in Arizona is critical to prevent skin cancer.  Our SunWise Program works with the community to promote sun safety messaging.  Through our 13th Annual Poster Contest, Arizona children pre-K to 12th grade are encouraged to send us their best drawing on how to “Be SunWise & Play Sun Smart” by 5 p.m. on [...]

New Tobacco Prevention Public Service Campaigns Launched

By | March 31st, 2015|Prevention|

This month we launched two new tobacco prevention public service awareness campaigns that show the final consequences of long term tobacco use, and the effect of secondhand smoke on children. The public service announcements for the Arizona Smokers' Helpline (ASHLine) focus on smokers and encourages people to call the ASHLine for help quitting.  Since the [...]

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Newborn Screening Rulemaking Moves Forward

By | March 26th, 2015|Newborn Screening, Prevention|

The Arizona Newborn Screening Program screens more than 80,000 babies for a panel of 29 disorders annually.  Although babies born with these disorders may appear to be normal at birth, with time the disorder may have a devastating or lethal effect on the infant’s health and development.  Early screening, detection, and quick treatment of these [...]

World TB Day Highlights Efforts to Control the Spread of the Disease

By | March 24th, 2015|Prevention|

March 24 is World TB Day, which is an opportunity for us to reflect not only on our progress towards tuberculosis (TB) elimination in Arizona, but on the history of what World TB Day stands for globally. World TB Day was established as a reminder that TB is still a public health threat.  TB is an eradicable disease that continues to be the [...]

Obesity Rates Drop in Arizona WIC Program

By | March 20th, 2015|Prevention|

Fewer Arizona children are overweight or obese because of strides in nutrition and physical activity programs sponsored by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the work of partners and programs around the state.  The percentage of children two- to five- years old who were overweight or obese in the Arizona WIC Program has fallen [...]

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Mass Fatality Workshop and Tabletop Exercise

By | March 19th, 2015|Preparedness|

Fatality Management is one of our Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant capabilities.  On Wednesday, March 11th, ADHS hosted a Mass Fatality Workshop and Tabletop Exercise.  The key strategic outcomes for mass fatality planning at ADHS are to Prepare Public and Healthcare Systems for All Hazards Responses, Improve Community Resiliency, Maximize Public Health and Health Care [...]