Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Increased Use of Immunization Exemptions Put Arizona At-Risk for an Outbreak in 2019

In the midst of nationwide outbreaks of measles, and increases in Arizona cases of vaccine-preventable diseases, Arizona’s vaccine coverage rates continue to decrease. This places more Arizona children, families, and communities at risk for vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. For the third year in a row, […]

By | April 12th, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Several ADHS Programs Focus on Early Childhood Development

Today we know more than ever about the importance of children’s earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing. According to Harvard’s “Center on the Developing Child,” there are three basic foundations […]

By | April 10th, 2019|General|0 Comments

ADHS Announces New “Must Stop Bullying” Comic Contest for Arizona Youth

Bullying has emerged as an important public health issue prompting the need for effective prevention measures and interventions in schools and community settings. Significant long-term implications for victims of bullying include mental trauma, decreased school performance, and in extreme cases, suicidal ideation. Children with special health care needs may be at […]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments

New Data Dashboard Helps to Identify Opioid Trends in Arizona

We recently launched an interactive dashboard that is providing timely data about the opioid epidemic in Arizona. The dashboard is a tool that ADHS and our partners are using to develop interventions that will keep our communities safe.

The data is a valuable resource to help identify trends. For example, […]

By | March 22nd, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments