Safe and highly effective COVID-19 protection is available, so get boosted
During November, Arizonans who had received the updated Omicron booster were 14 times less likely than unvaccinated individuals to be hospitalized from COVID-19 and 49 times less likely to die from COVID-19. That’s according to our latest monthly look […]
Naloxone Leave Behind program helps first responders save lives
A program administered by ADHS helps Arizona emergency responders save lives by providing lifesaving naloxone to administer or leave behind when responding to opioid overdoses.
State law permits EMS agencies to leave behind pre-packaged, intranasal naloxone (Narcan®) if an emergency medical care technician determines that it […]
Parents: Tips for helping kids who come down with respiratory viruses
People of all ages get sick with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, and COVID-19, but dealing with these diseases can be especially trying for parents of young children.
Fortunately, in most cases these viruses cause mild illness that can […]
Newborn Screening social worker: ‘It’s an opportunity to really make a difference’
Every child born in Arizona gets a test that draws five drops of blood from the heel. Those samples come to the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory to screen for rare medical conditions. Each of these conditions can be treated, but parents need to get the information promptly.
Collaborating to improve public health for everyone statewide
If you browse this website, one of the things you’re certain to see is data. Lots of data. You’ll not only see how many cases of influenza have been reported, but how many in each county. We even have the
ADHS Vital Records team helps get adoptions off to a strong start
On a beautiful Saturday morning recently, more than 100 Arizona foster children began their new lives when they were adopted by loving families. A team from the ADHS Bureau of Vital Records was there to help.
Maricopa County Superior […]