Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

ADHS Awarded CDC Grant to Support the Arizona Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The birth of a child is a joyous time of new beginnings and experiences. Tragically, nearly 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of complications during pregnancy or delivery. The loss of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after delivery is devastating.

This tragic […]

By | August 7th, 2019|Prevention|0 Comments

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat Safety

Our agency serves a vital role in protecting its residents and visitors against the summer heat. Arizona’s high temperatures increase the risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. In 2018, Arizona hospitals had nearly 3,000 emergency department visits for heat-related cases. Additionally, each year we see an average of

By | August 1st, 2019|Preparedness|0 Comments

Vital Records Wins National Award for Innovative Event Held on the Navajo Nation  

The ADHS Office of Vital Records recently won the Constellation Awards from the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS). The award recognizes the innovative efforts to collectively host a delayed birth registration event with vital records departments from Colorado, […]

By | July 29th, 2019|Licensing|0 Comments

Federal Reauthorization of Key Public Health Preparedness Programs

On June 24, President Trump signed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act into law. This important piece of legislation helps ensure that critical initiatives such as the ADHS Public Health Emergency Preparedness program and the Hospital Preparedness Program will receive funding through 2023. The […]

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