Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Measles outbreaks highlight the importance of vaccination

Earlier this week, the State of Washington declared a public health emergency due to a measles outbreak that has infected nearly 40 people to date. Luckily, no Arizonans have been infected with measles associated with this outbreak, but the fact that measles outbreaks still occur underscores the importance of up-to-date vaccination […]

By | January 29th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona’s Youth Vape Campaign Launches

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) launched a statewide media campaign this month to discourage minors from using e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. The Facts Over Flavor campaign provides kids with facts about vaping by educating teens on the presence of nicotine and other hazardous substances found in many flavored […]

By | January 23rd, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments

Suicide Rates Increasing in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services just released a report on suicides and self-inflicted injuries in Arizona over the last decade, based on information in death certificate and hospital discharge databases. Understanding suicide rates over time gives our communities and partners information about populations to target for intervention. Reducing suicide is one […]

By | December 31st, 2018|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona’s Top Baby Names of 2018

Here it is, Arizona’s top baby names for 2018!  For a third year in a row, Emma tops the list for most popular baby girl name and Liam takes the number one spot for boys.  The top five girl names in 2018 are Emma, Olivia, Mia, Isabella and Sophia.  The top five boy names are Liam, Noah, Sebastian, Oliver and Benjamin.

By | December 27th, 2018|Licensing|0 Comments

The Arizona WIC Program is Open

The Arizona WIC program provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and connections to community services for income-eligible women who are pregnant and postpartum, infants, and children up to five years old.

Arizona WIC is a federally- funded supplemental nutrition and education program that serves almost 135,000 women, infants, and children each month […]

By | December 26th, 2018|General, Prevention|0 Comments