Keeping the Public Safe and Healthy; Environmental Health Specialists at Work

By | November 28th, 2016|Preparedness|

Ever wonder who inspects restaurants, swimming pools and spas, and hotels to make sure they are safe for the public?  Our sanitarians and environmental health specialists and all the local county environmental health departments are the individuals that go into the field conducting these inspections.  They work with members of the public, business owners, and [...]

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Program Spotlight: Lab Licensure

By | January 24th, 2013|Licensing|

Those of you that actually read these posts know that we run Arizona’s benchmark public health laboratory.  But many of you might not know that we also license and inspect clinical and environmental labs in AZ and even some in other parts of the country through our Clinical and Environmental Laboratory Licensing and Compliance programs.  [...]

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Annual Statewide Environmental Health Report

By | December 29th, 2011|General|

I started my career in public health inspecting restaurants, motels and the like in the mid- 1980s.  My area was right around here down toward South Mountain-  and I inspected the cafeteria in the basement of the Executive Tower and the cafeteria that used to be on the 4th floor of the 1740 building.  It doesn’t seem [...]

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Upcoming Women’s Health Conference

By | October 25th, 2011|General|

Our Women’s and Children’s Health team will be hosting a conference in Phoenix titled “Girls and Women’s Health across the Lifespan.” on Tuesday, November 8.  The conference features the Life Course Perspective.   The conference agenda is packed full of sessions that outline evidence-based tools and strategies for professional public health folks to build their inventory of [...]