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2013 DHS News Releases

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12/18/13, State Health Officials Encourage Flu Shots Now To Protect Family and Friends At The Holidays
12/05/13, State Officials Urge Consumers To Avoid "Tiger Meat" And "Cannibal Sandwiches" During The Holidays
12/02/13, Online Education Tools Help Retailers Avoid Tobacco Sales To Minors

11/15/13, This Holiday Season, Share The Joy, Not The Flu
11/05/13, Mendota Mental Health Institute Honored For Its Inpatient Psychiatric Care

10/30/13, Prepare to "Fall Back" By Checking Home Detectors And Packing An Emergency Kit
10/23/13, State Officials Urge Deer Hunters To Use Precautions To Avoid Tick Bites
10/22/13, Editorial from DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades: Wisconsin's Unique Approach to Health Care Options in 2014
10/21/13, No Health Care Coverage Gap in Wisconsin
10/17/13, Testing And Education Are Key To Preventing Lead Poisoning Among Wisconsin Children
10/10/13, No Excuses! Get A Flu Shot

09/27/13, Take Steps to Prevent Rabies
09/24/13, Pregnant Women, New Moms, And Others With New Babies In Their Lives Are Encouraged To Take Part In Wisconsin Programs To Quit Smoking For Baby's Sake
09/20/13, State Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program Receives $2.7 Million to Implement Electronic Benefits Transfer System
09/19/13, Preventing Falls One Step At A Time
09/18/13, Health Information Technology Support Coordinated, Comprehensive and Cost-Effective Health Care for Wisconsin Residents
09/16/13, Important Information About New Managed Care Organization Available For Family Care Members and Providers
09/11/13, Signs at the Zoo: A New, Fun Way to Promote Greater Understanding of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture
09/10/13, Johnson Named Administrator of the Division of Enterprise Services
09/10/13, O'Day Named Assistant Deputy Secretary
09/09/13, State Announces School-Based Dental Sealant Awards

08/23/13, Health Officials Urge Precautions as High Temperatures Predicted to Return Sunday
08/22/13, Statement From The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on the Legislative Audit Bureau Report Regarding Placements of Sex Offenders on Supervised Release
08/16/13, New Managed Care Organization Selected for 11 Northern Wisconsin Counties
08/09/13, Department of Health Services Submits BadgerCare Plus Waiver to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
08/06/13, Start School Year Off Right By Making Sure Children Are On Schedule With Vaccinations

07/22/13, State Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case This Year
07/19/13, Multi-State Cyclospora Outbreak Includes Wisconsin Residents
07/16/13, State Officials Urge Residents to Take Precautions As Temperatures Climb This Week
07/01/13, Department of Health Services to Hold Town Hall Meetings on Changes to BadgerCare Plus

06/28/13, Caution Advised Even After Flood Waters Recede
06/20/13, First Bird in Wisconsin Tests Positive for West Nile Virus This Year
06/19/13, Secretary Kitty Rhoades Takes Short-Term Medical Leave
06/07/13, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Seeking Proposals for Managed Care Organizations in Several Areas of the State
06/03/13, State Health Officials Request Funding for Tuberculosis Outbreak Response in Sheboygan County

05/23/13, Op-Ed: Stigma Around Mental Health Hinders Recovery
05/21/13, Take Preventive Steps to Avoid Recreational Water Illness This Summer
05/14/13, Fishermen Age 50+ Encouraged to Take Part in a Survey on Fishing and Fish Consumption
05/09/13, Wisconsin Prepares for Another Active Season of Tickbourne Disease
05/08/13, Medical Transportation Management, Inc. Will Begin Providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services on August 1, 2013
05/06/13, Wisconsin A National Leader in Screening for and Identifying Hearing Loss in Infants
05/02/13, State Activates Dead Bird Reporting Hotline to Track West Nile Virus

04/29/13, State-Local Partnership Recognized for Effort to Create Affordable, Safe Housing in Madison
04/16/13, Secretary Rhoades Names Brian Shoup Division of Long Term Care Administrator
04/11/13, Department Announces Intent to Contract with MTM As Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services Manager
04/10/13, State Health Officials Focus On Reducing Prematurity and Infant Mortality
04/09/13, Statement From Secretary Kitty Rhoades On Her Senate Confirmation

03/27/13, Op-Ed: Thank a Public Health Hero - National Public Health Week is April 1-7
03/26/13, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Moore On Audit of Placements of Sex Offenders on Supervised Release
03/12/13, New Exhibit Spotlights Artwork by Wisconsin's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Residents
03/11/13, Newborn Screening Task Force Requests Input at March 18 Forum in Milwaukee
03/01/13, Secretary-Elect Rhoades Appoints Deputy Secretary, Executive Assistant and Chief Legal Counsel

02/12/13, Editorial from DHS Secretary Dennis G. Smith: Governor Walker's Budget Brings Much Needed Entitlement Reform
02/08/13, Updated Guidelines Available for Cervical Cancer Screenings
02/06/13, Wisconsin Receives Federal Approval for AIDS/HIV Medical Home Model of Care
02/04/13, Bats and Rabies Still a Concern in Winter, Health Officials Warn
02/01/13, Wisconsin Women Encouraged to Learn Heart Health Facts on "Wear Red Day" Today

01/10/13, Radon Exposure is Leading Cause of Lung Cancer Among Non-Smokers
01/03/13, Department Requests Proposals for Statewide Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Manager

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Last Revised:  April 14, 2014