Yavapai County Community Health Services

Community Update November 2nd, 2022

The Yavapai County Community Health Services has been producing a COVID-19 community update since the beginning of COVID-19 in 2020. It has served as a significant source of information to those who needed to base their decisions on timely COVID-19 community spread information. Based on community feedback and the need for our team to prioritize other important public health issues, the decision was made to end the weekly COVID-19 community update. | Community Update November 2nd, 2022

Community Update October 26th, 2022

In Yavapai County, there’s been a marked increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) over the last few months and especially during September. This may leave some wondering, “What should I be doing about it?” | Community Update October 26th, 2022

Community Update October 19th, 2022

October is a busy month as far is health initiatives are concerned! In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness, October is also Dental Hygiene Awareness month. | Community Update October 19th, 2022

Update October 14th, 2022

This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer bivalent vaccine for ages 5-11 years and the Moderna bivalent vaccine for ages 6-17 years. | Update October 14th, 2022

Community Update October 12th, 2022

You may not know this, but October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! (Additional resource here) Awareness of one’s own health is just as important as knowing how and where to take care of it. | Community Update October 12th, 2022

Community Update October 5th, 2022

The flu and cold season is already here and Yavapai County Community Health Services are prepared to help! Community Update October 5th, 2022

Approved Environmental Health Fee Schedule

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors passed revisions pursuant to A.R.S. §36-187(C)(2-3), A.R.S. §11-251.05 (C), and A.R.S. §11-251.13 (B)(2) on September 21, 2022, for an increase to the Environmental Health Unit Fee Schedule to go into effect January 1, 2023. | Approved Fee Schedule

Approved Yavapai County Health Code & Ordinances

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors passed proposed revisions pursuant to A.R.S. §11-251.05 (C) on September 21, 2022, to consider revisions to the Yavapai County Health Code and Ordinance which will go into effect January 1, 2023. | Approved Health Code and Ordinance

Community Update September 28th, 2022

This week is Fungal Disease Awareness Week. In Arizona and nearby areas in the Southwest, there’s a strong likelihood that a person who develops a fungal infection is facing Valley Fever. | Community Update September 28th, 2022

Yavapai County Stand Down September 22nd, 2022

On September 16th and 17th, 2022, YCCHS partnered in the Yavapai County Stand Down event. This event is sponsored by US Vets, and provides a centralized location for relevant information and health services. | Yavapai County Stand Down September 22nd, 2022

Community Health Update September 21st, 2022

Throughout the month of September, the YCCHS and partners have published a lot of information detailing effective ways to improve your personal resilience and reduce physical and logistical liabilities in the event of an emergency. These posts, pamphlets, and service announcements can be spread across social media and other platforms which may make them difficult to find. | Community Health Update September 21st, 2022 | Community Health Update September 21st, 2022

Community Health Update September 14th, 2022

More than 2,000 Arizonans lost their lives to opioid overdoses in 2021 with fentanyl being the most reported drug in opioid overdoses. Yavapai County experiences this every day. | Community Health Update September 14th, 2022

Community Health Update September 7th, 2022

Did you know that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? It’s a good time to take steps to connect with others, practice self care, and reflect on your own mental health. | Community Health Update September 7th, 2022

Update: Bivalent Booster Approval by CDC September 2nd, 2022

On September 1st, 2022, the CDC endorsed the COVID-19 bivalent Booster. This booster is provided by Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older. | COVID-19 Bivalent Booster

Community Health Update August 31th, 2022

The Yavapai County Community Health Services is spreading the word about the importance of September as the Emergency Preparedness and Suicide Prevention month. | Community Update August 31st, 2022

Community Health Update August 24th, 2022

In Yavapai County, health concerns are always present and sometimes a friendly reminder is a good way to help everyone maximize their health and wellness. | Community Update August 24th, 2022

YCCHS Update : Monkeypox #2

The Yavapai County Community Health Services identified the first, confirmed case of Monkeypox in an individual in Yavapai County. The individual likely contracted it through contact during travel outside of Yavapai County. This individual is isolating. As of August 22nd, 2022, there are no additional, confirmed cases of Monkeypox in Yavapai County. | Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday August 17, 2022

Yavapai County reports 261 COVID-19 Cases and 1 death since Wednesday, August 10th, 2022. | August 17th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday August 10, 2022

Yavapai County reports 334 COVID-19 Cases and 2 deaths since Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022. | August 10th Press Release

YCCHS Update:Monkeypox

The HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, under the direction of President Biden, declared Monkeypox as a Public Health Emergency on August 4th, 2022. This means that increased sharing of information between state and federal entities will begin. Vaccine allotment will be improved by focusing on areas where the need is the greatest. | Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday August 3rd, 2022

Yavapai County reports 388 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Wednesday, July 27th, 2022. | August 3rd Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday July 27, 2022

Yavapai County reports 440 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Wednesday, July 20th, 2022. July 27th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday July 20, 2022

Yavapai County reports 612 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Wednesday, July 13th, 2022. | July 20th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday July 13, 2022

Yavapai County reports 575 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Wednesday, July 6th, 2022. | July 13th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday July 6, 2022

Yavapai County reports 460 COVID-19 Cases and 4 Deaths since Wednesday, June 29, 2022. | July 6th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday June 29, 2022

Yavapai County reports 650 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths for the week of Tuesday, June 21-June 29, 2022. (Please note cases reflect an 8-day period, versus our normal 7-day period). | June 29th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday June 15, 2022

Yavapai County reports 331 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Wednesday June 8, 2022. June 15th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday June 8, 2022

Yavapai County reports 427 COVID-19 Cases and 4 Deaths since Wednesday June 1, 2022. June 8th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday June 1, 2022

Yavapai County reports 270 COVID-19 Cases and 4 Deaths since Wednesday May 25, 2022. June 1st Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday May 25, 2022

Yavapai County reports 265 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Wednesday May 18, 2022. May 25th Press Release

Summer heat means preparing for mosquitoes

Mosquito season is upon us in Northern Arizona. The warm temperatures make them pass through their life cycle faster, so more are laying eggs and more eggs are hatching | Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday May 18, 2022

Yavapai County reports 174 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Wednesday May 11, 2022. May 18th Press Release

Proposed EH Fee Schedule / Health Code & Ordinances Revision

Proposed Environmental Health Fee Schedule
An increase to the Environmental Health Unit Fee schedule is being recommended to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. The new fee schedule is necessary due to the increased cost of doing business. In addition, the new fees will more fairly cover the cost of time spent performing inspections. Courtesy presentation before the BOS will be July 20, 2022. Followed by a formal hearing to the BOS on August 3, 2022 pursuant to A.R.S. §36-187(C), A.R.S. §11-251.05(C), A.R.S. §11-251.13(2), A.R.S. §11-251.08. | PROPOSED EH FEE SCHEDULE

Proposed Yavapai County Health Code & Ordinances Revision
Proposed Revision 2022 “Yavapai County Health Code and Ordinance”. The Environmental Health department has decided to post the proposed revisions 60 days (not required) prior to the Courtesy presentation before the BOS on July 20, 2022. Followed by a formal hearing to the BOS on August 3, 2022 pursuant to A.R.S. §11-251-05(C). | PROPOSED HEALTH CODE


COVID-19 Update: Wednesday May 11, 2022

Yavapai County reports 165 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Wednesday May 4, 2022. May 11th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday May 4, 2022

Yavapai County reports 121 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Wednesday April 27, 2022. May 4th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday April 27, 2022

Yavapai County reports 115 COVID-19 Cases and 10 Deaths since Wednesday April 20, 2022. April 27th Press Release

Health Effects of Smoke from Wildfire and Prescribed Burns

Wildfire smoke is a mixture of small particles, gases, and water vapor. The primary health concern is the small particles. These small particles can cause burning eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, headaches, and illness (i.e., bronchitis). They can also worsen chronic heart and lung disease (i.e., asthma, emphysema, and COPD). | Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday April 20, 2022

Yavapai County reports 84 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Deaths since Wednesday April 13, 2022. April 20th Press Release

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday April 13, 2022

There have been 47,935 positive cases and 1,201 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. April 13th Press Release

Wednesday, 4/6 Update: Yavapai County Reports 43 NEW COVID-19 Cases

There have been 47,926 positive cases and 1,198 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. April 6th Press Release

Help Identify Yavapai County’s Most Pressing Health Needs by Taking the Yavapai County Community Health Services Community Health Survey

How is your stress and wellbeing? Are you getting enough sleep, or enough to eat, or enough opportunities to move your body? Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) wants to know what you need in your community to make it a healthier, happier place to live. YCCHS is partnering with Pinnacle Prevention, a public health-based nonprofit, to conduct the 2022 Community Health Assessment and community health survey. YCCHS is required to complete the assessment every five years, and the last assessment was completed in 2017. A lot has happened and changed since then and this is an opportunity to collect new data and understand current perceptions and needs. | PRESS RELEASE

Wednesday, 3/23 Update: Yavapai County reports 68 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths Since March 16th

There have been 47,693 positive cases and 1,178 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. March 23rd Press Release

Wednesday, 3/9 Update: Yavapai County reports 114 COVID-19 Cases and 5 Deaths Since March 2nd

There have been 47,572 positive cases and 1,159 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. March 9th Press Release

Friday, 2/25 Update: Yavapai County reports 95 COVID-19 Cases and 14 Deaths since Tuesday

The county has tested 132,172 residents for COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and there have been 47,423 positive cases and 1,145 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. February 25th Press Release

Tuesday, 2/22 Update: Yavapai County reports 152 COVID-19 Cases and 5 Deaths since Friday

The county has tested 133,771 residents for COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and there have been 47,328 positive cases and 1,131 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. February 22nd Press Release

Friday, 2/18 Update: Yavapai County reports 293 COVID-19 Cases and 17 Deaths since Monday

The county has tested 133,483 residents for COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and there have been 47,176 positive cases and 1,126 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. February 18th Press Release

Monday, 2/14 Update: Yavapai County reports 157 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Friday

The county has tested 135,126 residents for COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and there have been 46,883 positive cases and 1,109 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Februay 14th Press Release

Friday, 2/11 Update: Yavapai County reports 513 COVID-19 Cases and 13 Deaths since Monday

The county has tested 134,823 residents for COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and there have been 46,726 positive cases and 1,106 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. February 11th Press Release

Monday, 2/7 Update: Yavapai County reports 1,093 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Friday

The county has tested 134,756 residents for COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and there have been 46,213 positive cases and 1,093 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. February 7th Press Release

Friday, 2/4 Update: Yavapai County reports 895 COVID-19 Cases and 16 Deaths since Monday

The county has tested 134,001 residents for COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and there have been 45,873 positive cases and 1,087 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. February 4th Press Release
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Director of CHS

Leslie Horton

Director

Appointed 2017
Yavapai County Community Health Services' logo
1090 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 771-3122

Guiding Principles

  • We serve the residents and visitors of Yavapai County by being effective stewards of taxpayer driven resources.
  • We promote and protect healthy communities through prevention and the provision of quality services and programs.
  • We collaborate with partners across the continuum in order to improve quality of life.
  • We align resources to achieve positive outcomes and hold ourselves accountable for achieving results.

Values

  • Display a Positive Attitude
  • Take Ownership and Be Accountable
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Honor and Respect Diversity
  • Respect and Be Sensitive to Client Privacy
  • Foster and Support Innovation
  • Commitment to Co-Workers
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