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Governor Ducey names Don Herrington as interim ADHS director, taps Richard Carmona as senior public health advisor

| Aug 26, 2021 | Arizona

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...[ Read More ]

Arizona unveils plan for suicide prevention

Monte Whaley | Jan 28, 2020 | Arizona

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey this month rolled out a comprehensive plan for suicide prevention in the state, saying insurance companies should treat mental health as they would physical health. “Insurance companies should be covering mental health, just like they cover an annual physical,” Ducey said. “And we are going to...[ Read More ]

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey releases policy primer on opioid epidemic

Sara Gentzler | Dec 11, 2018 | Arizona

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey published a policy primer that highlights the progress of the state's efforts to "curb addictions, expand access to treatment, and save lives" today. Ducey declared a statewide emergency in June 2017, after data was released showing a 74 percent increase in opioid overdoses over four years. ...[ Read More ]