Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

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

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