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2020 State-by-State Report on Public Health Preparedness

By | February 25th, 2020|Preparedness|

Recent events, such as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), highlight the need for public health preparedness programs at the local, state, and federal levels. A primary role of public health agencies is to help protect the public from such disease outbreaks and disasters. However, it can be difficult to know just how prepared we are [...]

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Annual State-by-State Report on Public Health Preparedness

By | February 12th, 2019|Preparedness|

Every year, Trust for America’s Health releases a report that shows their rankings of states’ public health preparedness. Like most years, this year’s report uses a combination of measures that may or may not be under the control of state health departments to develop their state rankings. Arizona shows up in the bottom tier of this year’s [...]

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Arizona Receives National Recognition Top Tier of State for Public Health Preparedness

By | December 19th, 2017|Preparedness|

I am proud to announce that Arizona is one of the top states in the nation for public health preparedness. The annual Ready or Not report from the Trust for America’s Health that was released on Dec. 19 grades all 50 states on a variety of criteria including available resources, policy environments, and healthcare systems. [...]

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ADHS Earns Elite National Accreditation

By | September 22nd, 2017|General|

The Arizona Department of Health Services is now a nationally accredited public health agency! This week the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) awarded our agency this prominent designation that recognizes the innovative work we do to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and transforming the quality of our statewide public health [...]

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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 [...]

ADHS Reaches Important Accreditation Milestone

By | April 13th, 2016|General|

Our Core Accreditation Team has been working on preparing thousands of pages of documentation to submit to the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and we met our targeted date of March 31st. This would not have happened without the effort of our staff from across the department who provided the Core Accreditation Team with examples, documents, and details up [...]

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Yavapai County Receives Accreditation

By | March 18th, 2016|General|

Congratulations to Yavapai County Community Health Services for being the first public health department in Arizona to achieve accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board! The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s tribal, state, local and territorial public [...]

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Looking to the Horizon

By | September 27th, 2011|General|

I’m proud of a ton of things that we’ve accomplished for the folks of Arizona over the last 2 ½ years together.  Two of the things that I’m most proud of has been our collective ability to think clearly about ways that we can achieve better health outcomes in Arizona using creative thinking, enthusiasm and [...]

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