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ADHS Programs and Services Help to Increase Rates of Healthy Pregnancies

By | November 17th, 2017|Prevention|

Every year the March of Dimes releases grades based on the final National Center for Health Statistics data.  Arizona received a “B” grade for the 2017 Premature Birth Report Card. While the preterm birth rate worsened in 43 states in 2016, the rate remained the same in Arizona. A premature birth is defined as the [...]

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Next week is National Infant Immunization Week
 

By | April 17th, 2017|Preparedness|

April 22 through 29 is National Infant Immunization Week, an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.  During that week we also celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing [...]

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New Campaign Highlights Safe Sleep Awareness

By | August 18th, 2015|Prevention|

Today ADHS, the Safe Sleep Task Force, and several community partners launched a new public awareness campaign to teach parents and care givers of infants about safe sleeping environments. The numbers show heartbreaking statistics. In 2013, 74 infants died suddenly and unexpectedly, often referred to as SUID—sudden unexpected infant death. The cause of death for 64 of [...]

Rulemaking Stuff

By | May 10th, 2013|Licensing|

Our Licensing and Rulemaking teams spent the last week of April with hundreds of Stakeholders from numerous associations and licensees about our ongoing regulatory reform effort.  In addition, we’ve received hundreds of comments regarding our draft rules for Healthcare Institutions and Behavioral Health Service Agencies on our website (the comment period ended on May 5).  [...]

Whooping Cough Booster & Pregnancy

By | April 4th, 2013|Prevention|

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a growing problem in the US and Arizona.  There were 41,880 cases and 14 infant deaths from pertussis in the US last year…  which is the largest number of cases since the vaccine became available in the 50s.  In Arizona there were 988 cases in 2012 and there’s a pretty substantial outbreak going on right [...]

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Whooping Cough (aka Pertussis)

By | July 2nd, 2010|Prevention|

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a vaccine preventable disease that causes a severe and chronic cough.  It’s a nuisance for adults and adolescents, but it’s potentially lethal for infants.  California is having a serious outbreak right now with 4 times the normal number of cases this year.  Our numbers are up too, but nothing like in [...]