Health Statistics, Reports, and Local Laws

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Yuma County Public Health Services District

Yuma County Community Health Assessment 2012

This assessment was conducted by the Health Department who brought together community health leaders, providers and local residents to research and prioritize health needs of the Yuma County community. This assessment is ongoing and is scheduled to be reviewed again in 2016.

Yuma County Public Health Department Strategic Plan 2014-2018

This document outlines the Health Department’s internal improvement plan and includes strategies and progress benchmarks for meeting both Department and County-wide goals.

Restaurant Report Ratings

The Health Department conducts inspections of restaurants at least once a year. Inspectors check for compliance in food handling, food temperature, personal hygiene and vermin control. Each violation of a regulation receives a certain number of points. At the end of the inspection, the inspector totals the points, and gives the restaurant a rating. These ratings include: E for Excellent; S for Satisfactory; N for Needs Improvement and U for Unacceptable.

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)

Health Service Report

This site offers annual reports published the State that outline and analyze health topics including tobacco, food safety and child fatality.

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program (NUPAO)

This site offers information on the Arizona State Health Department’s NUPAO program. This program was designed to decrease the obesity rate in Arizona by increasing education on exercise and nutrition, increasing access to healthy food and decreasing barriers.

Office of Vital Records

The Arizona State Health Department: Office of Vital Records maintains and issues certified copies of vital records including: birth, death, fetal death, and stillbirth certificates for events that occurred in Arizona.

Mental Health Checklist

This site provides recommended procedures for what to do when mental health is a concern for you or someone you know; and includes information on mental illness, resources, how and where to access behavioral and mental health services, and legal evaluation processes in Arizona.

Safe Kids Arizona

Safe Kids Arizona is a state-wide coalition that strives to create safer homes, communities and environments for children. The coalition provides detailed education and injury prevention strategies to decrease preventable injuries such as those from vehicle crashes, suffocation, and drowning.

Status on Healthy People 2020 Objectives

This site offers results on the progress Arizona has made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Objectives. The two overarching goals are to "increase quality and years of healthy life" and "eliminate health disparities," by addressing major health concerns such as obesity and access to health care.

Compare Hospital and Patient Statistics

This site is a comparison tool for hospital and healthcare facilities, and allows patients to compare treatment quality and cost.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Yuma County Health Profile

This site provides an overview of Yuma County’s health profile including key indicators of health outcomes, health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors and the physical environment.

Measles: What You Need To Know

This site provides educational information on measles and vaccination procedures to prevent the disease.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports

This site provides weekly updates regarding the severity of diseases and number of deaths due to disease worldwide.

National HIV/AIDS Strategy

This site outlines the strategy implemented by the White House to reduce HIV/AIDS.

Vaccination Information for Parents

This site includes FAQs for parents regarding childhood vaccinations.

Teen Pregnancy Information

This site provides information on safe-sex practice and teen pregnancy prevention.

Key Facts for the 2014-2015 Flu Season

This site provides information and updates on the current flu season including what symptoms to look for and what vaccines are available.

2015 County Health Status Profiles

County Health Status Profiles contains Yuma County data for selected health problems

Tuberculosis in Yuma County
TB Data Health Profile Document

Chlamydia in Yuma County
Chlamydia Data Health Profile Document

Yuma County Health Demographics

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Find out how healthy Yuma County is and explore factors that drive your health!

Public Ordinances

Barking Dogs

County laws regarding dog enforcement, licensing requirements, impoundment, and owner liability.

Booster Seat Mandate

Legislation requiring Arizona motorists to put children ages 5 through 8 in booster seats or other age-appropriate restraint systems.

Public Health Fees

Fee schedule for services offered by the Yuma County Health Department

Sanitary Code

County laws regarding unhealthful, unsanitary conditions or public health nuisances.

Smoke-Free Arizona Act

Arizona law prohibiting smoking in public places to protect the health of the employees and customers.

Rabies, Licensing, Board & Impound Amended Fees Schedule

County fees for dog owners

For additional questions regarding county code ordinances, visit the Yuma County Administrator’s Office

Arizona Rules, Statutes, and Regulations

Arizona Administrative Code Title 9. Health Services
The Arizona Administrative Code is where the official rules of the state of Arizona are published. The Code is the official compilation of rules that govern state agencies, boards, and commissions.

Arizona State Legislature
Arizona Revised Statutes Title 36 - Public Health and Safety

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Index

The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. The AQI focuses on health effects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air.  


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