Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Week-to-week increases in cases a reminder that COVID-19 remains with us

COVID-19 Dashboard UpdateLike many of you, public health professionals are closely watching trends reflected on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard, including week-to-week increases in cases since early April. The 7,200-plus cases reported for the week beginning May 8 represent a small fraction of the 150,000-plus cases reported during the week of Jan. […]

By | May 18th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Week-to-week increases in cases a reminder that COVID-19 remains with us

EMS Week: Promoting resilience among those who rise to the challenge

EMS WeekADHS 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 […]

By | May 17th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on EMS Week: Promoting resilience among those who rise to the challenge

Loan repayment program open to those working in underserved areas

Loan Repayment ProgramAre you a primary care health professional serving in an underserved Arizona community? If so, you may be eligible for the Arizona State Loan Repayment Program

To promote the availability of health care in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas

By | May 16th, 2022|Prevention|Comments Off on Loan repayment program open to those working in underserved areas

WIC program helping families navigate nationwide shortage of infant formula

WIC helping during infant formula shortageAs 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 […]

By | May 13th, 2022|Prevention|Comments Off on WIC program helping families navigate nationwide shortage of infant formula

Rising to the Challenge & Safe Surroundings: Honoring EMS and trauma workers

Trauma/EMS MonthMay is National Trauma Awareness Month, presenting an opportunity for each of us to recognize and appreciate the many people working to keep us safe. So does EMS Week, which will be from May 15-21.

This year’s […]

By | May 12th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Rising to the Challenge & Safe Surroundings: Honoring EMS and trauma workers

Celebrating National Women’s Health Week: Prioritizing your health

Women's health weekThis week we celebrate National Women’s Health Week. This annual celebration begins on Mother’s Day every year to encourage women to make their health a priority. Women are so often in the role of caring for others; it’s critical for us to focus […]

By | May 11th, 2022|Prevention|Comments Off on Celebrating National Women’s Health Week: Prioritizing your health