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One Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Reported in Arizona; Health Officials Monitoring Outbreak

By | January 27th, 2020|Preparedness|

On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced that a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The confirmed case is in a person who recently returned from travel to Wuhan, China. The case is a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live [...]

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Learn about the Myths about Rabies in the Superstitions this Weekend

By | March 6th, 2018|Preparedness|

On Saturday, March 10, ADHS will join with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona Department of Agriculture, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Pinal County Public Health Services District, U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, and Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine to host “Madness in the Mountains: Debunking Myths about Rabies in the Superstitions.” This interactive event [...]

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Arizona Extreme Heat Planning Workshop 2017

By | June 2nd, 2017|Preparedness|

We have already had days topping 100 degrees in many parts of the state and even had our first heat advisory in Yuma.  It’s the perfect time of year to ensure that public health partners are working together to be ready for extreme heat in Arizona. Earlier this month, almost 70 representatives from organizations across [...]

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Celebrating the Contributions and Addressing the Needs of Older Arizonans

By | May 17th, 2017|General, Prevention|

The month of May is Older American’s Month, and as further proclaimed by Governor Ducey, we proudly celebrate our growing older adult population in Arizona. Arizona is home to more than 1.3 million older adults who embody a wide-range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds who contribute in many ways to the economy and quality of [...]

The Epidemic Intelligence Service: Protecting Public Health in Arizona and Around the World

By | March 30th, 2017|Preparedness|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation's health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. In 1951, CDC established the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), a two-year postgraduate fellowship for health professionals interested in public health and epidemiology. EIS officers are physicians, veterinarians, [...]

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Emergency Drill Tests Response to Public Health Crisis

By | February 13th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our Health Emergency Operations Center activated last week as part of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station annual emergency drill. Federal regulations mandate Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station and its emergency response partners conduct regular preparedness drills and exercises. During a public health emergency, the Health Emergency Operations Center activates to support state emergency management [...]

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Arizona hosts “Protect you and the Zoo from Flu” with the Phoenix Zoo

By | November 2nd, 2016|Preparedness|

Public health officials regularly explore new and creative ways to promote health and wellness for Arizonans. On Saturday November 5, our staff and Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) join in a new partnership with the Phoenix Zoo to host a free flu vaccine clinic accompanied with outreach on disease prevention. Last year’s flu [...]

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One Health Champions in the Making

By | August 25th, 2016|Preparedness|

More than 40 high school students gathered on August 16 for an interactive One Health Career Exploration Day to learn about the connection between human, animal, and environmental health. The event was led by representatives from the Vector-borne & Zoonotic Disease Program and Food Safety Program at the Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County Department [...]

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Keep Your Family Safe from Disease while Swimming

By | August 17th, 2016|Preparedness|

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health recently issued a press release alerting the community of a parasitic illness called Cryptosporidiosis, or Crypto, that was linked to recreational water facilities in the county. Since June 1, 2016, 131 confirmed and probable cases of Crypto have been reported statewide, from multiple counties. Historically, an average of 11.6 [...]

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Making Progress on Improving the Public Health System

By | July 19th, 2016|General|

The purpose of the Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP) is to move the dial on important health outcomes and it is an important component of Public Health Accreditation. A lot has been going on behind the scenes to move us forward in the accreditation process. Below is an update of the work we have done [...]