Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health are partnering with organizations across the state to implement interventions aimed at protecting Arizonans from heat hazards thanks to $2 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heidi Brown, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor in the University … Read more

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) vaccine scheduling and administration system developed for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been honored for a second time among state government information technology innovations. Developed by ADHS and MTX Group and using Google Cloud, the system is one of 38 projects selected from among hundreds of entries worldwide … Read more

On Tuesday, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) released its 2021 Legislative Report, which presents a high-level overview of bills in which AzHHA engaged in the last legislative session, particularly those related to AzHHA’s legislative priorities. In a written statement, AzHHA President and Chief Executive Officer Ann-Marie Alameddin said: “There is still more work … Read more

According to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting, several agencies have released their budget requests to be considered during the next legislative session.      Listed below are some of the health care related requests.    Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS): AHCCCS’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request consists of a … Read more

COVID-19 numbers for Arizona appear to be steady as the Delta variant continues to ravage the country.     According to CDC data on COVID cases for U.S. states, Arizona has had 17,505 new cases since September 21 with a positivity range of 10 to 15%. For the past week, the state had cases at … Read more

Data from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) shows that the majority of COVID-19 cases in the state are among younger people.      According to recent numbers from ADHS, people in the 20 to 44 year age bracket continue to lead the way with 459,585 total cases as of September 13. People under … Read more

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced this week that more than $60 million in funds is on its way to support staff at health care sites throughout the state.      The funding is aimed at supporting facilities that, according to the release, administer proven techniques which prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes sites that … Read more

Governor Doug Ducey today named Don Herrington, a 21-year veteran of the Arizona Department of Health Services, to succeed Dr. Cara Christ and oversee the frontline health care workers who have spearheaded the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor and Herrington together named Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, … Read more

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech version of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) said the vaccine will be under the brand name Comirnaty and is available for anyone 16 and older. Individuals in the 12 to 15 year age range can still … Read more