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Annual State-by-State Report on Public Health Preparedness

By | February 12th, 2019|Preparedness|

Every year, Trust for America’s Health releases a report that shows their rankings of states’ public health preparedness. Like most years, this year’s report uses a combination of measures that may or may not be under the control of state health departments to develop their state rankings. Arizona shows up in the bottom tier of this year’s [...]

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Testing Our Ability to Rapidly Respond to Public Health Emergencies

By | December 21st, 2016|Preparedness|

Our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness focuses on preparing for, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies and disasters that are natural or human-caused. One of our preparedness strategies is to test our notification and alerting system, the Arizona Health Alert System (AzHAN) by initiating call down drills. Call down drills test the validity of ADHS's call [...]

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ADHS and Emergency Partners Come Together

By | September 8th, 2016|Preparedness|

Our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System hosted a conference last week titled, “Integrated Response to Mass-Shooting.” Over 250-law enforcement, first responders, EMTs and hospital personnel came together to learn how state agencies are supporting integrated training. What’s so special about this is we had so many [...]

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National Preparedness Month

By | September 7th, 2016|Preparedness|

National Preparedness month begins this week with a focus on making sure you are prepared for an emergency at home, work or places you visit. The ADHS “Wise and Ready” webpage offers practical resources to help prepare for and withstand incidents that may impact the health of the public. Join us in sharing resources such [...]

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Arizona Exercise Focusing on Planning for Pediatric Safety Featured on National Website


By | August 26th, 2016|Preparedness|

This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services highlights a December 2015 Arizona preparedness collaboration between ADHS, the Arizona Pediatric Disaster Coalition and Arizona schools. We conducted an emergency preparedness exercise to improve the relationship between hospitals and schools in order to streamline emergency care for vulnerable pediatric populations. Using a whole community [...]

This is An Exercise

By | November 20th, 2013|Preparedness|

Arizona’s public health and healthcare system teamed up with the ADHS including our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management last week in one of the largest preparedness exercises of the year. The objective was to test and build preparedness capabilities across the emergency management system in AZ. More than 3,000 [...]

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Valley Fever Clinical Trial

By | October 2nd, 2013|General|

Earlier this week, a big event happened in Bakersfield, California where federal, state, and local officials met for a Valley Fever symposium. The symposium was led by California Congressman Kevin McCarthy.  Rep. McCarthy was joined by Arizona Congressman David Schweikert, co-chair of the House of Representatives Valley Fever Task Force, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of [...]

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