Important notes on our first weekly COVID-19 Data Dashboard update

By | March 1st, 2022|General, Preparedness|

We look forward to offering our first weekly update tomorrow to the ADHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard.  Here are some important notes on what you’ll see: Summary Page: With our shift to weekly updates, the Summary page will now show the number of new cases, deaths, and vaccine doses from the previous week’s update to the [...]

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Identifying COVID-19 Deaths in Arizona

By | May 8th, 2020|Preparedness|

Today’s dashboard includes an important update to the COVID-19 data including notable changes related to the identification of COVID-19 deaths in Arizona. Surveillance of deaths is an important component of any communicable disease investigation. This surveillance can provide key information about risk factors and the severity of a disease, especially when dealing with a novel [...]

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New Data Dashboard Helps to Identify Opioid Trends in Arizona

By | March 22nd, 2019|Prevention|

We recently launched an interactive dashboard that is providing timely data about the opioid epidemic in Arizona. The dashboard is a tool that ADHS and our partners are using to develop interventions that will keep our communities safe. The data is a valuable resource to help identify trends. For example, the data from a new [...]

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Sharing Public Health Data in New Ways

By | February 4th, 2019|General|

Public health professionals use data to drive decisions about public health priorities, the need for new programs or policies, and the effectiveness of public health intervention. However, without clear and accessible data, it’s difficult to make informed decisions. That’s why over the last several years, we’ve worked hard to improve our data displays to enhance [...]

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New Opioid Dashboard Launched

By | July 31st, 2017|Prevention|

The ADHS team recently launched a new dashboard providing more details on the possible opioid overdoses and deaths that have been reported to us since June 15 when the enhanced surveillance executive order went into effect.  One of the features of the dashboard is the display of possible overdoses by week.     With six weeks of reports of real time [...]

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Midwife Scope of Practice Draft Proposal

By | January 11th, 2013|Licensing|

Our next Midwifery Scope of Practice Advisory Committee meeting will be Monday (January 14th) from 6-8 pm in the Lab conference room.  The Agenda is packed with 2 full hours of information and discussion.  We’ll be reviewing data from other states, and what scopes of practice they allow, as well as reviewing our own data collected from [...]

AZ Cancer Registry Scores Gold

By | June 4th, 2012|General|

Our Arizona Cancer Registry scored a coveted Gold rating from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) this week for having complete and accurate data suitable for calculating complete and accurate incidence statistics.  We’ve received Silver ratings for the last several years- but this year we got the Gold for our increased its data completeness [...]

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