Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Social Equity Ownership Program rollout sets standard for the nation

Social Equity Ownership ProgramRecently, 26 licenses were awarded under the Social Equity Ownership Program required by the voter-approved Proposition 207, which legalized adult-use marijuana in Arizona.

Lasting less than three minutes, this live-streamed digital drawing might have made the […]

By | May 10th, 2022|Licensing|Comments Off on Social Equity Ownership Program rollout sets standard for the nation

Summer sun means protecting yourself against melanoma

 Few things go together more than Arizona and sunshine. Yuma, Tucson, and Phoenix are among American cities with the most sunny days, but many places across our state see abundant sunshine.

All that sun brings with it an increased risk of melanoma, […]

By | May 9th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Summer sun means protecting yourself against melanoma

State employees contribute every day to Arizona’s well-being

State Employee Recognition DayToday is Arizona State Employee Recognition Day, as proclaimed by Governor Doug Ducey

The governor’s proclamation notes that state employees contribute significantly to the well-being and quality of life for all Arizonans. It adds that state employees embody the “spirit of service” that helps make […]

By | May 4th, 2022|General|Comments Off on State employees contribute every day to Arizona’s well-being

New campaigns and ASHLine.org update focus on positives of ending tobacco use

ASHLineA recent ADHS news release featured our joint effort to reduce tobacco use among members of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) through ASHLine.org, the Arizona Smokers’ HelpLine. 

It features three campaigns stemming from focus group research […]

By | May 3rd, 2022|Prevention|Comments Off on New campaigns and ASHLine.org update focus on positives of ending tobacco use

Seniors: Make sure your protection is up to date with a COVID-19 booster shot

Boosters for SeniorsI recently had the privilege of joining an AARP Arizona virtual town hall to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and, more importantly, why seniors should update their protection by following booster recommendations

Cases and deaths in Arizona have dropped […]

By | May 2nd, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Seniors: Make sure your protection is up to date with a COVID-19 booster shot

From Dr. Carmona: Have you gotten your booster shot?

Have you been boosted?Do you remember when you got your last COVID-19 vaccination?

If it has been more than five months since you completed your primary vaccination series, it’s time for you to get your booster. You may be eligible even sooner depending which vaccine you received. If you are over the […]

By | April 29th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on From Dr. Carmona: Have you gotten your booster shot?