Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Haven’t gotten your flu shot this year? It’s not too late!

Arizona’s last influenza season was record breaking. More than 35,000 people in Arizona were reported to be sick with flu – more people than during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic! Similarly, the rest of the country was hit hard last season with nearly one million Americans hospitalized and over 80,000 dying from flu.

Getting […]

By | December 7th, 2018|Preparedness|0 Comments

Tips for Visiting Friends and Loved Ones in Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities During the Holidays

As the holidays approach, visiting friends and family residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is a top priority for many. The visits, while strongly recommended by those involved in health care and aging, are sometimes very emotional. We highly recommend that visitors plan ahead to ensure that the time spent […]

By | November 30th, 2018|Licensing|0 Comments

Keep Salmonella off your Thanksgiving menu

The thought of holiday celebrations can bring feelings of both warmth and excitement. We all look forward to Grandma’s special recipe or our favorite holiday dish. Thanksgiving is certainly no exception, and the last thing you need on your holiday plate is a big serving of Salmonella.

Following a few simple pieces of advice […]

By | November 21st, 2018|Preparedness|0 Comments

ADHS Joins Army Job Program

As of November 20, 2018, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is proud to announce its partnership with the United States Army.

The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program provides America’s youth with an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future. PaYS partners guarantee soldiers an interview […]

By | November 20th, 2018|Behavioral Health, General|0 Comments