After a much wetter than usual winter in the Southwest, spring winds blew away most of the surface moisture and increased fire dangers. Until the monsoon arrives (probably sometime in early July), we’ll be in the peak season for wildland fires in Arizona. Our Department plays a significant role in the response for major wildland fires. Our initial roles mostly include environmental health functions– especially surrounding health risks from smoke, sanitary conditions and food safety in shelters. However, the longest lasting response for major fire events (like Rodeo-Chediski) are related to behavioral health during the Recovery period. You can read more in our Wildfire Smoke and Your Health brochure and in The ADHS Wildfire Plan [PDF 1.5M].
Watching 911 calls helps ADHS track health trendsNovember 28th, 2022
Pinal County sees season’s first pediatric influenza deathNovember 25th, 2022
Study: Omicron booster gives significant additional protection against COVID-19November 23rd, 2022
- No comments have been published yet.
(COVID-19) ADHS Affordable Care Act AHCCCS Arizona Arizona Department of Health Services Arizona Medical Marijuana Act Arizona Smoker's Helpline Arizona State Hospital ashline Behavioral health cancer cannabis CDC Centers for Disease Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention childhood obesity children COVID-19 Vaccine diabetes EMS flu food safety health health care heart disease HIV hospital influenza Licensing Maricopa County marijuana medical marijuana mental health nutrition obesity physical activity public health smoking substance abuse tobacco vaccination vaccine Vaccines WIC