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Dr. Carmona: Changing the Narrative Key to Expanding Vaccination Against COVID-19

By | September 15th, 2021|General, Preparedness|

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, is advising Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The best leaders – presidents, governors, mayors, CEOs – surround themselves with people who will tell them the truth, even when it [...]

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ADHS Has Several Programs that Aim to Improve Birth Outcomes

By | November 5th, 2019|Prevention|

Every year the March of Dimes releases grades based on the National Center for Health Statistics data to calculate preterm birth rates. Arizona received a “C+” grade in the 2019 Premature Birth Report Card, an improvement from last year’s report when Arizona received a “C” grade. The report further highlights disparities across racial and ethnic [...]

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Ensuring the Health and Safety of our Littlest Residents and Visitors

By | August 2nd, 2018|Licensing|

Over the past month, there has been a lot of news around unaccompanied minors and migrant children receiving care in in Arizona.  ADHS is responsible for licensing health care institutions and child care facilities in Arizona and is committed to ensuring children are in a safe and nurturing environment. In fact, the health and safety [...]

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Several Components of the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act Go into Effect

By | April 26th, 2018|Prevention|

Many of the provisions of the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, or Senate Bill 1001, go into effect on April 26. Governor Ducey signed the law on January 26, just four days after a special session was held with unanimous support for passage of the landmark legislation to reduce overdoses and improve patient safety. Some of the [...]

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Annual Report Highlights Advances in Making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation

By | April 6th, 2018|General|

This week we celebrated National Public Health Week, highlighting the great work and accomplishments of the Arizona Department of Health Services and our public health and healthcare partners from across the state. We are concluding this week with the release of our Annual Report to highlight many of the great projects and programs our teams accomplished over the last fiscal year, [...]

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National Public Health Week Kicks Off Today

By | April 2nd, 2018|Behavioral Health, Preparedness, Prevention|

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. This is a great week to showcase [...]

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Infant at Work Program Wins National Award

By | October 5th, 2017|Prevention|

Our ADHS Infant at Work program has earned national recognition from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the de Beaumont Foundation. The Infant at Work program won an inaugural Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) Model Policies and Practices Challenge Best State award. The challenge highlights workforce innovations [...]

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Federal Grant will Help ADHS Efforts to Reduce Opioid Deaths

By | September 26th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System has been awarded $3.1 million by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for development of a comprehensive first responder opioid/naloxone program in partnership with the University of Arizona and the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training board. Naloxone is a medication [...]

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Opioid Update: Closing in on Recommendations

By | August 29th, 2017|Prevention|

Governor Ducey’s executive order declaring a public health emergency includes a requirement for the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to provide a report on findings and recommendations to the Governor by September 5, 2017.  The emergency declaration will officially come to an end when the Governor accepts the report. In order to develop the [...]

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