Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Public Health Agencies Working to Prevent the Spread of Measles

Late on Friday, working with Pima County Health Department, our Arizona State Public Health Laboratory confirmed Arizona’s first case of measles of 2019. A family and their young child traveled  internationally to an area with active measles cases and the child became sick with measles. […]

By | March 11th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona’s Treat and Refer Recognition Program Makes Strides to Improve EMS Services

The Rio Rico Medical and Fire District recently became Arizona’s sixth emergency medical services (EMS) agency to be recognized as a Treat and Refer EMS agency by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). The Treat and Refer Recognition Program increases patient access to primary and preventive care. […]

By | March 8th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

ADHS Provides Education to Arizona Youth About the Dangers of E-Cigarettes

While we’ve made significant strides in reducing cigarette smoking among youth in Arizona, the use of electronic nicotine products, also called e-cigarettes or vape, are on the rise. According to a recent Vital Signs published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one […]

By | March 6th, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments

Update on the Opioid Front: New Report Highlights Recent Activities and Updated Data

Today we released a new report highlighting recent activities in the fight to reduce opioid overdoses and deaths in our state, and a look at opioid surveillance data in the past year. The report highlights some areas of great progress:

  • ADHS […]

By | March 5th, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments

Show Your Heart Some Love by Making Healthy Choices

February is an ideal time to encourage our families, friends, and communities to be involved in heart health. With every heartbeat, blood is pumped through 60,000 miles of blood vessels, delivering important nutrition and oxygen to organs and tissues. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause […]

By | February 27th, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments