An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect on July 23, 2014 for La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, and Yuma Counties until July 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Learn more about how to stay safe in extreme heat and stay informed about future heat alerts.

Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Additional Resources

  • AZ-ESAR-VHP Updating InstructionsPDF
  • ADHS Demographics & Effective Risk Communication ReportPDF
  • Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN)
    Arizona 2-1-1 is the state’s “one-stop-shop” for emergency news, and preparedness and health and human services information.
  • Just in Case Arizona
    A statewide emergency preparedness campaign intended to prime Arizonians for all manner of disasters and emergencies.
  • American Red Cross
    A humanitarian organization that provides relief to disaster victims and guidance to prevent, prepare for and react to emergencies.
  • American Red Cross Blood Donation
    American Red Cross Blood Donation is the subdivision of the American Red Cross that supplies over 3,000 hospitals nationwide with blood products and patient testing services.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    The federal agency tasked with protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that, as stated on the HHS Web site, “promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability.
  • Connect60plus
    Connect60plus is a website that help connect valley residents aged 60 and over with their peers and communities.
  • Pandemicflu.gov
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Web portal devoted to avian and pandemic flu information.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    A national preparedness campaign designed to “ready” Americans for emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks.  Ready.gov is categorized into separate portals that address national, business and youth emergency needs.
  • World Health Organization
    As defined on its Web page, WHO is the branch of the United Nations that provides leadership on global health matters by shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
  • Federal Food and Drug Administration
    The branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that safeguards public health, according to the FDA Web site, “by assuring the safety of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, America’s food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation; advancing public health by expediting innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer and more affordable; and helping the public get accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.”
  • United Blood Services
    United Blood Services encompasses a network of non-profit blood centers that provide blood, blood products and special services to patients in over 500 hospitals in 15 states.