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ADHS Wins National Award for Cardiac Receiving Center Program

By | September 7th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

Our Bureau of EMS received 1st Place in this year’s 2010 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials “Vision Award” for our creative (and really inexpensive)  Arizona Cardiac Receiving Center Program. The annual ASTHO Vision Awards recognize outstanding state health department programs and initiatives that use a creative approach to address public health needs or [...]

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AZ Obesity Update

By | July 6th, 2010|General, Prevention|

The Trust for America’s Health released their annual obesity report.  Overall, the national trend toward increasing obesity rates continued it’s march forward.  Arizona ranked in the middle of the pack, but the pack itself in increasingly unhealthy.  More than two-thirds of states have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. In 1991, no state had an [...]

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Program Launched

By | June 17th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

We’ve made a lot of progress toward doing something about one of the biggest killers in the state and U.S.- cardiac arrest.  We’ve published peer-reviewed journal articles that demonstrate the superiority of the new hands-only CPR technique, implemented the new approach throughout the EMS community, made inroads with getting the public aware of the new [...]

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 [...]