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Posted on: May 12, 2022

County Program Provides Health Care and Other Support to Pregnant Moms Facing Substance Use Disorder

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  • Maricopa SHIFT provides healthcare and other support to pregnant women with substance use disorders to improve health outcomes for parents, babies, and families
  • Individuals can reach out for support directly; healthcare providers can also connect patients ...
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Public Health
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Maricopa County Public Health’s Medical Reserve Corps Wins Multiple Awards

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This week is National Volunteer Week, and Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s (MCDPH) volunteer team is celebrating receiving three national awards for their volunteer service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Maricopa County Opens More Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Across the Valley

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PHOENIX (February 2, 2022)—In response to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing, Maricopa County has opened multiple community testing sites across the Valley in February including a new location at Ak-Chin Pavilion in partnership with City of ...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Public Health Launches Two Media Campaigns Promoting High-Impact HIV Prevention and Care

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Media availability: Virtual availability will be from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm on Tuesday, December 14. Call to schedule.Media contact: Sonia Singh, Sonia.Singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

PHOENIX (December 14, 2021) ? Maricopa County Department of Public Health (...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Six Cases of Omicron Variant Detected in Maricopa County

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health has identified the County’s first COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) in six individuals.

Three separate clusters of cases were identified and include adults ranging in age from lat...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 3, 2021

CDC Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11

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Media availability: Virtual availability will be from 1:30pm-3:00pm on Wednesday, November 3. Call to schedule.Media contact: Sonia Singh, Sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

PHOENIX (November 3, 2021) - Yesterday, the CDC approved Pfizer’s CO...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season

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Media availability: A spokesperson will be available from 1:30-3:00pm on Wednesday, September 1. Please call Sonia Singh to schedule.Contact: Sonia Singh, Maricopa County Public Health: (602) 679-3098

PHOENIX (September 1, 2021) – The Maricopa Co...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Delta Variant Increases COVID-19 Risk in Maricopa County

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Media availability: Virtual availability will be from 12:30pm-2:00pm on Friday, July 9. Call to schedule. Media contact: Sonia Singh, Sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

There is new evidence that the more-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 i...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Maricopa County Reports First Heat Death of 2021

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The first heat death of 2021 in Maricopa County has been confirmed in a male older adult. This comes as Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) releases the 2020 heat report, with a record high of 323 heat-related deaths in 2020. This is 62% h...

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