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Being Prepared is No Accident

By | January 8th, 2012|General|

Last January 8th, the world was horrified by the events in Tucson Arizona.  A mass shooting in a supermarket parking lot on a Saturday morning – 19 people shot, 6 died.  As tragic as this event was, it could have been worse had the emergency medical care providers and trauma team not been prepared. It [...]

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Strategic Planning and Public Health Accreditation News

By | October 6th, 2011|General|

As a follow up to my email earlier this month introducing you to the agency-wide efforts around accreditation and presentations of the draft strategic map, I'm happy to formally announce our new mission and vision: To improve the health and wellness of people and communities in Arizona (our Mission) and Health and Wellness for all Arizonans (our [...]

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AZ is Public Health Ready

By | June 28th, 2011|Preparedness|

The results are in, and 14 of Arizona’s 15 county local health departments will be recognized through the Project Public health Ready recognition program.  Coconino County led the way and was the first AZ local health department to receive recognition.  When we saw how well the program worked in Coconino County, the counties and our [...]

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Public Health Preparedness – an AZ Strength

By | December 14th, 2010|Preparedness|

Public health threats are always present. They include natural disasters; biological, chemical, and radiological incidents; and explosions. The impact of these threats can range from local outbreaks to incidents with national or global ramifications.  Last year’s  influenza pandemic underscored the importance of communities being prepared for potential threats. Being prepared to prevent, respond to, and [...]

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September is National Preparedness Month

By | September 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|

September is national preparedness month, which is dedicated to encourage individual preparation for the full range of hazards including natural disasters, cyber attacks, pandemic disease and acts of terrorism.  Hurricane Katrina taught us that we have to be independently prepared and not expect government resources to be able to rapidly respond in the initial stages [...]

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ADHS Aces the 2010 Strategic National Stockpile Test

By | September 21st, 2010|Preparedness|

The Strategic National Stockpile is a national repository of antibiotics, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, life-support medications, IV administration, airway maintenance supplies, and medical/surgical items which are stored in a few locations around the country. The stockpile is designed to supplement public health agencies in case there’s a national emergency anywhere and at anytime within the U.S. [...]

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