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Vital Records Wins National Award for Innovative Event Held on the Navajo Nation  

By | July 29th, 2019|Licensing|

The ADHS Office of Vital Records recently won the Constellation Awards from the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS). The award recognizes the innovative efforts to collectively host a delayed birth registration event with vital records departments from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah on the Navajo Nation. The event helps elderly [...]

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Top Baby Names in Arizona 2017

By | December 27th, 2017|General, Preparedness|

Emma is the top name for girls, and Liam is the top name for boys for the second year in a row. The top five girl names for 2017 are Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Mia, and Ava. The top five boy names for 2017 are Liam, Noah, Sebastian, Alexander, and Daniel. The list of baby names [...]

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How and Where to Obtain a Birth Certificate from Vital Records

By | May 19th, 2017|Licensing|

We get calls every day from people looking to get a copy of their birth certificate. Depending on your timeline, here are some details on how you can obtain the record you need. The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Vital Records no longer provides same day walk-in customer service for certificate issuance. You [...]

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Vital Records Quality Improvement Team Gets Impressive Results

By | September 3rd, 2014|General|

Our Vital Records team handles more than 600 mail-in requests for birth and death certificates each week.  The average wait time for mail-in certificates had been nearly 4 weeks...too slow in anybody’s book.  Last month we established a cross-functional quality improvement team to find and implement ways to reduce the turnaround time.  We now have [...]

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Midwife Practice Collaborative

By | March 4th, 2014|Licensing, Newborn Screening|

Our Licensing team promotes and protects public health and safety by addressing quality of care issues.  Last week we hosted a forum for our licensed midwives to learn more about our programs and resources to bring them up to speed on our newest initiatives related to maternal and child health so they'll have the latest tools [...]

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Electronic Birth Certificate Rollout Going Smoothly

By | January 6th, 2014|Prevention|

We rolled out a new electronic birth certificate system this week that will be a game-changer for public health.  Our system (which took about 18 months to plan, create & launch) will help us collect better surveillance data for our Winnable Battles like obesity, tobacco use, substance abuse, and better data about birth outcomes that will help [...]

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Our Most Popular ADHS Website

By | February 14th, 2013|General|

Guess which one of our ADHS Websites consistently has the most hits.  Our influenza pages during flu season?  Medical marijuana during our rulemaking?  Questions about WIC eligibility?  Nope.  It’s our Genealogy website.  The site has had more than 5,100,000 queries in the last 2 years. Our Vital Records team has been keeping data on birth and [...]

New Electronic Birth Certificate ‘Round the Corner

By | December 26th, 2012|General|

Our Vital Records shop does a lot more than manage the State’s birth and death certificate system (which we’ve been doing since 1885).  We’re also an integral part of the Nation’s Vital Statistics System, which serves as the backbone of national data sharing in public health. The data collected under the National Vital Statistics System works [...]

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New Laws Related to our Mission

By | April 25th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General, Licensing, Preparedness, Prevention|

The Legislature completed the Regular Session last week.  They've passed numerous bills.  The Governor has signed many of them, but some are still waiting for her consideration and signature.  Below are the new laws that have been signed by the Governor that are related to our mission: HB 2585: Controlled Substances; Marijuana; Monitoring This law requires [...]

Death Certificates In-House Now

By | March 31st, 2011|Preparedness|

Lots of people know that our Office of Vital Records is the statewide data hub for birth certificates, but we’re also in charge of death certificates.  The program we use for death certificates is called the “Vital Statistics Information Management System”. The system used to be supported by a contractor in Utah, but no more.  [...]

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