Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Vital Records Wins National Award for Innovative Event Held on the Navajo Nation  

The ADHS Office of Vital Records recently won the Constellation Awards from the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS). The award recognizes the innovative efforts to collectively host a delayed birth registration event with vital records departments from Colorado, […]

By | July 29th, 2019|Licensing|0 Comments

Federal Reauthorization of Key Public Health Preparedness Programs

On June 24, President Trump signed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act into law. This important piece of legislation helps ensure that critical initiatives such as the ADHS Public Health Emergency Preparedness program and the Hospital Preparedness Program will receive funding through 2023. The […]

By | July 12th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona’s Maternal Mortality Review Program Receives National Recognition

The ADHS Maternal Mortality Review Program was recently recognized at the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application User Meeting hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA in June, 2019. The team was recognized for their integral role in conducting maternal mortality reviews in Arizona and […]

By | July 8th, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments

Hepatitis A Outbreak Dashboard and Resources are Live

We recently launched an interactive dashboard and a number of resources to support the hepatitis A outbreak response efforts of county and tribal health departments, health care providers, and correctional facilities in Arizona. Tracking when and where the outbreak is occurring and who it is affecting is […]

By | May 28th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Vaccinating People Most at Risk Can Help Curb National Hepatitis A Outbreak

Arizona, along with 18 other states, is currently experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A. There have been more than 245 cases, mostly among individuals who are experiencing homelessness and/or use drugs. Currently over two-thirds of the cases are in Pima County. The disease has also spread to five other counties. More than 80 […]

By | May 9th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments