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To stay safe amid extreme temperatures, know the signs of heat-related illness

By | July 22nd, 2022|Preparedness|

Most Arizonans, especially those who have lived in our beautiful state for more than one summer, already know the precautions when temperatures are extreme, such as drinking plenty of water and protecting yourself  from the sun.  Knowing all of that, anyone who ventures outside at this time of the year still faces the risk of [...]

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Protect yourself from Arizona’s first extreme heat of summer 2022

By | June 8th, 2022|Prevention|

It’s not uncommon for long-time Arizonans to brush off our summer heat as just a fact of life in our state. However, extreme heat like the temperatures forecasted statewide this weekend can be deadly serious: 552 people in Arizona died from heat-related effects in 2021, and another 2,873 visited an emergency room for treatment. In [...]

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Water Safety: Take steps to prevent child drownings

By | June 3rd, 2022|Preparedness|

Arizona experienced the tragic deaths of 22 children due to drowning in 2020, according to the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program. Nearly all of them were children ages 1 to 4.  Every one of those drowning deaths was preventable.  To promote water safety, ADHS joins organizations around the country urging adults to help reduce drownings [...]

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As you head to the water, be mindful of harmful algal blooms

By | May 31st, 2022|Preparedness|

As the weather heats up, many Arizonans head to the water. Whether you’re boating on Lake Havasu, tubing on the Salt River, casting a fishing line at your local park, or taking a dip with your dog, you should know about a little organism that can have a big impact on your health. Algae and cyanobacteria (sometimes called [...]

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Take precautions against heat-related illness

By | May 24th, 2022|Preparedness|

Brutal summer heat can be more than just unpleasant. If you don’t take precautions, it can cause illness and even death. To highlight the importance of staying safe during extreme heat, Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed May 23-27 as Heat Awareness Week. ADHS, the National Weather Service, and the Phoenix Office of Heat Response and [...]

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COVID-19 shots continue long tradition of vaccines protecting public health

By | March 28th, 2022|Preparedness|

You want to feel safe. You want your family to be safe. Are vaccines safe? The simple and important answer is: Oh my yes! What you want to know too is if vaccines actually work, right? The World Health Organization has an answer: “With the exception of clean, safe drinking water, no human endeavor rivals [...]

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8.7 million reasons why it’s safe and smart to vaccinate young kids against COVID-19

By | January 4th, 2022|Preparedness|

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has 8.7 million reasons why it’s safe and smart to vaccinate kids ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19.  Building on extensive trials that found no serious vaccination-related events, this study found serious adverse events extremely rare among children ages 5 to 11 who [...]

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Arizona Partners in Preparedness are Prepared to Respond to Public Health Emergencies

By | June 20th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness in partnership with State Emergency Management, Ability360, and independent living advocates joined forces to strengthen disaster readiness for persons with disabilities. The statewide Emergency Preparedness Task Force on Access and Functional Needs held the biannual preparedness summit on June 8 that brought together communities, individuals, and organizations working [...]

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Tips for Parents as Kids Head Back to School and Childcare

By | August 12th, 2015|Licensing|

As parents prepare for children to return to school or child care, Bureau of Child Care Licensing has some helpful hints for you to keep in mind to better ensure that your child will be safe and well-cared for in your absence. You can check out a facility’s track record regarding compliance with licensing regulations [...]

Regulatory Reform Update

By | January 22nd, 2013|Licensing|

We’re continuing to make significant progress in our licensing regulatory reform efforts.  Our overall goal is to simplify and streamline our regulations so they align with our strategic plan and map to improve public health outcomes.  The new regulations will more acutely focus on health and safety criteria- and will put more emphasis on outcomes.  [...]