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ADHS Vital Records Bureau Chief takes on national role

By | February 14th, 2023|Licensing|

Vital records are an essential part of public health and play a huge role in the lives of all Arizonans. The ADHS Bureau of Vital Records maintains and issues certified copies of birth and death certificates, among other essential records. Its work also ensures that our epidemiologists and disease experts get timely death registration information [...]

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Vital Records Data Helps Public Health Improve the Overall Health of Arizona

By | January 18th, 2017|Licensing|

One of the most popular features on our website and social media is the annual list of the top 100 baby names in Arizona. The list is created from our Bureau of Vital Records, which registers and issues birth certificates for all the babies born each year. While the list is a fun use of [...]

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Our Most Popular ADHS Website

By | February 14th, 2013|General|

Guess which one of our ADHS Websites consistently has the most hits.  Our influenza pages during flu season?  Medical marijuana during our rulemaking?  Questions about WIC eligibility?  Nope.  It’s our Genealogy website.  The site has had more than 5,100,000 queries in the last 2 years. Our Vital Records team has been keeping data on birth and [...]

New Electronic Birth Certificate ‘Round the Corner

By | December 26th, 2012|General|

Our Vital Records shop does a lot more than manage the State’s birth and death certificate system (which we’ve been doing since 1885).  We’re also an integral part of the Nation’s Vital Statistics System, which serves as the backbone of national data sharing in public health. The data collected under the National Vital Statistics System works [...]

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Vital Records Self-sufficiency

By | June 12th, 2011|Preparedness|

One of the budget bills that passed and was signed last legislative session (Laws 2011, Chapter 31, § 7) allows our Office of Vital Records to set new fees for copies of registered certificates, certified copies, amendments, etc. Our Office of Vital Records will use the new fees to “self-fund” the program, meaning we’ll no longer receive State General [...]

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Death Certificates In-House Now

By | March 31st, 2011|Preparedness|

Lots of people know that our Office of Vital Records is the statewide data hub for birth certificates, but we’re also in charge of death certificates.  The program we use for death certificates is called the “Vital Statistics Information Management System”. The system used to be supported by a contractor in Utah, but no more.  [...]

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Next Fiscal Year’s Budget Series – pt 2

By | January 25th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General, Licensing|

On January 15, 2011, the Governor released her proposed budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2011. Our part of the budget in the link above is on pages 105 through 111.  You kinda need to be a budgeteer to understand some of it, so I’ll try to distill it down a little [...]

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A Year of Progress at ADHS

By | February 4th, 2010|General, Newborn Screening, Preparedness, Prevention|

We started on this journey together a year ago.  Thanks for being such good traveling companions.  We’ve been through a lot.  We’ve had challenges, fears, anxiety, good times, laughs, & fun.  We’ve sacrificed some of our programs, but we’ve made a great deal of progress too.  Overall- the year was a net plus.  I say [...]