Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

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

CDC Releases Interim Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) performs studies each year to determine how well the influenza (flu) vaccine protects against flu. They recently released the 2018–2019 interim influenza vaccine effectiveness results that highlight how the vaccine helps to protect our communities from the disease. Overall, the […]

By | February 22nd, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Public Health Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Improve Overall Health of Arizona

Every day, public health works to keep Arizonans healthy and well by promoting good choices like healthy eating, regular physical activitysmoking cessationvaccinations, and injury prevention through seatbelt and helmet use. We know that these […]

By | February 21st, 2019|General|0 Comments

ADHS conducts drinking water screening in child care facilities across the state

Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children. Lead poisoning can negatively affect children’s intelligence, behavior, hearing, and development. The most common sources of elevated blood lead levels in Arizona are lead-based paint found in homes built before 1978, imported goods such as spices, makeups, and […]

By | February 19th, 2019|General, Preparedness|0 Comments