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We’re Celebrating International Infection Prevention Week

By | October 16th, 2019|General|

International Infection Prevention Week occurs globally from October 13 - 19 to raise awareness of healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare-associated infections are infections people can get while receiving health care for another condition. This year’s theme is “Vaccines are Everybody’s Business” and highlights the important role that vaccines play in preventing infections from spreading and protecting public health. [...]

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Public Health Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Improve Overall Health of Arizona

By | February 21st, 2019|General|

Every day, public health works to keep Arizonans healthy and well by promoting good choices like healthy eating, regular physical activity, smoking cessation, vaccinations, and injury prevention through seatbelt and helmet use. We know that these choices lead to good health, but we also know that it's not always easy—or even possible—to make these choices. Many factors, including something known as [...]

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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 Recommendations for Preventing Cancers Due to Human Papillomavirus Infections

By | January 24th, 2017|Preparedness|

Preventing cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has just become easier.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published new recommendations for HPV vaccines so  some teenagers can be fully vaccinated with two doses of HPV vaccine instead of three. The CDC now recommends a two dose HPV vaccine schedule for children [...]

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Adults Need Vaccines, Too!

By | August 4th, 2016|Preparedness|

Every year, tens of thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination. Arizona has had 22 cases of measles in adults this year, making it the biggest measles outbreak of 2016 in the US. To celebrate the importance [...]

National Infant Immunization Week

By | April 18th, 2016|Preparedness|

We’re kicking of National Infant Immunization Week this week and are excited to recognize the healthcare providers, public health workers, and parents who protect our babies and communities from preventable diseases through vaccination. Without these immunization champions, our Arizona communities would be at a much greater risk of infectious disease outbreaks. Last week, we celebrated [...]

We Are On the Right Track with Vaccine Exemptions

By | April 14th, 2016|Preparedness|

As we kick off our annual Immunization Conference this week, we have some exciting news to share. The proportion of children exempt from vaccines in Arizona continues to decrease slightly compared to last year. Every year, state and local public health staff work with schools to gather immunization and coverage reports for children enrolled in [...]

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Working Together to Improve Vaccination Rates

By | September 14th, 2015|General|

A healthcare provider's strong recommendation for vaccination has an enormous influence on whether patients of all ages receive recommended vaccines and the protection against dangerous diseases that these vaccines give. At ADHS, we implement many strategies to support the healthcare providers who provide community protection through vaccination. Staff in our Assessment, Feedback, Incentive, and eXchange [...]

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Sochi Public Health Tips

By | January 13th, 2014|Preparedness, Prevention|

I know that some of you out there are going to attend  the Winter Olympics - so I put together the blog post below over the weekend for folks that might be going.  Here goes in case you’re interested: Let’s start with the good news first- then the health tips…  Sochi Games to be Smoke Free- Russians [...]

Guide to Community Prevention Services

By | October 22nd, 2013|Prevention|

Every so often- you run into a resource guide that stands above the rest.  I discovered one of those awhile back called the Guide to Community Preventive Services – and it’s a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in communities.  The easy-to-read resource guide answers questions [...]