Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat Safety

Our agency serves a vital role in protecting its residents and visitors against the summer heat. Arizona’s high temperatures increase the risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. In 2018, Arizona hospitals had nearly 3,000 emergency department visits for heat-related cases. Additionally, each year we see an average of

By | August 1st, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

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