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Work Continues to Reduce Opioid Deaths as Emergency Declaration Comes to an End

By | June 1st, 2018|General, Prevention|

Governor Doug Ducey has officially ended the formal emergency public health declaration he issued last year that directed our department to lead a statewide response to the opioid epidemic. We have made tremendous strides, but the work we started last June is far from complete. The list of accomplishments over this last year is long [...]

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ADHS Staff Participate in Project to Transform and Improve State Government

By | December 22nd, 2015|General|

Several of our staff have participated in Governor Ducey’s Transformation of Arizona State Government project, which is a multifaceted approach to rethink how state government operates and conducts business with internal stakeholders and external customers. One of the recent successes of the project was the Permit Blitz that streamlined and developed a set of best [...]

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness

By | October 26th, 2015|Prevention|

In Arizona, more than 800 children each year are identified with elevated blood lead levels. Even at low blood lead levels, children's intelligence, behavior, hearing and growth can be irreparably damaged. To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a proclamation to kick off Arizona’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October [...]

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Car Seat Project

By | July 10th, 2013|General|

At the Arizona-Mexico Commission meeting held in Scottsdale earlier this month, the Governors of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico signed a Declaration of Cooperation to address preventing injuries for children who are not restrained in car seats. The Declaration calls for the collection of donated new and used car seats for use in the region, in [...]