Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Learn about the Myths about Rabies in the Superstitions this Weekend

On Saturday, March 10, ADHS will join with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona Department of Agriculture, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Pinal County Public Health Services District, U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, and Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine to host “Madness in the Mountains: Debunking Myths about Rabies in the […]

By | March 6th, 2018|Preparedness|0 Comments

Regular Screening Can Help Prevent Cancer

National Cancer Prevention Month is highlighted during the month of February, but preventing cancer is something that should become a part of daily lives because there are many effective prevention methods related to certain cancers.

Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of cancer related deaths for women in the United States, but […]

By | February 21st, 2018|Prevention|0 Comments

Taking Care of your Heart Should be a Year-Round Activity

Our Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, in the Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease, encourages everyone to make every month heart month. During one of the most visible months we wanted to focus on a not-so-visible threat, hypertension. Also known as high blood pressure, this is a major risk factor […]

By | February 14th, 2018|Prevention|0 Comments

State Loan Repayment Program Launching Electronic Application System

The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is launching its electronic application system that will improve efficiency in the program. Through the program’s continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts, we recognized that the SLRP paper application is unclear, outdated, and inefficient. For instance, the paper application often results to an incomplete or deficient application and […]

By | February 12th, 2018|Prevention|0 Comments

Updating Healthcare Partners on the State of Infectious Disease in Arizona

On January 19th, our Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) program collaborated with the local Grand Canyon Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in hosting their annual State of the State meeting. Around 50 infection preventionists and other state partners attended the event, which was held at the Health Services Advisory Group in Phoenix.

This […]

By | February 5th, 2018|Preparedness|0 Comments

Reported Influenza Cases Reach H1N1 Pandemic Level

If you haven’t been vaccinated, protect yourself by getting your flu shot today. Just like putting on your seat belt, getting vaccinated can save you a trip to the hospital. If you or your children are sick with influenza, take precautions like staying home when you’re sick and covering your nose and mouth when coughing […]

By | January 31st, 2018|Preparedness|2 Comments