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.

Managing for Excellence Program


The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) created the Managing for Excellence Program (MEP) to focus on achieving national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The accreditation process emphasizes improving public health services and outcomes by implementing Quality Improvement (QI) practices. This new accreditation program complements efforts of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII). NPHII advances health departments efforts in preparing for accreditation. This initiative is being funded through the Affordable Care Act and supported through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. ADHS is now on the path to seeking accreditation for our public health services.