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12/19/12, State Health Officials Encourage Flu Shots to Protect Family and Friends
12/10/12, Youth Smoking Hits All-Time Low in Wisconsin

11/30/12, State Health Officials Report Increased Flu Case Numbers and Encourage Vaccinations
11/21/12, Secretary Dennis G. Smith Releases Statement Regarding Non-Emergency Transportation for Medicaid Members
                   Attachment: Notice of Termination of Contract letter from LogistiCare
                   Attachment: LogistiCare Q&A for Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members
11/15/12, Cold Weather Brings Carbon Monoxide Risks
11/13/12, Polk County Public Health Officer Wins National Award
11/13/12, Wisconsin Immunization Registry Receives Excellence Award
11/12/12, State Seeks Public Input on Recommendations to Strengthen Emergency Medical Services

10/26/12, Department of Health Services Announces Newborn Screening Task Force
10/19/12, Department Holds Information Sessions for Family Care Community Health Partnership Members and Providers
10/19/12, Get your Flu Vaccine Before Flu Activity Increases
10/15/12, SeniorCare One Step Closer to Renewal
10/12/12, Early Breast Cancer Screening Encouraged for Wisconsin Women
10/11/12, Department Awards Managed Care Contract to Southwest Family Care Alliance

09/28/12, State Health Officials Raise Awareness About Rabies Prevention Steps
09/24/12, Department Awards Guardianship Grant to Aging Agency
09/24/12, Infant Mortality Rates Decline Slightly but Ongoing Efforts Needed
09/17/12, Insured Families Need to Schedule Children's Vaccinations with Their Physicians Starting October 1
09/11/12, State Launches Stroke Care Improvement Initiative with the American Heart, American Stroke Association

08/31/12, Equine Encephalitis Found in Northwest Wisconsin
08/31/12, Governor Walker Submits Formal Renewal Request for SeniorCare Through 2015
08/30/12, State Health Officials Report Increase in Influenza Cases Linked to State, County Fair Attendance
08/21/12, State Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case This Year
08/20/12, Immunizations Give Kids a Healthy Start to the School Year
08/17/12, Two Salmonella Cases in Wisconsin Part of Multistate Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupe
08/16/12, Department of Health Services Reports First Human Cases of H3N2v Influenza
08/13/12, Alex Ignatowski Appointed as Legislative Advisor for the Department of Health Services
08/03/12, Secretary Dennis G. Smith Statement on Government Accountability Office Report

07/30/12, Wisconsin Improves Delivery of Health Services for Children in Foster Care
07/25/12, First Bird to Test Positive for West Nile Virus Reported
07/23/12, Federal Officials Approve Family Care Renewal Request
07/16/12, Health Officials Release Heat-Related Fatality Information
07/06/12, Heat Warning Extended for Southern Wisconsin
07/02/12, State Officials Issue Heat-Related Public Health Advisory

06/28/12, Secretary Dennis G. Smith Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
06/20/12, Marcia P. Coggs Building In Milwaukee Temporarily Closed
06/19/12, State Seeks Input on 2012-2020 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Plan 
, Department of Health Services Seeks Input on SeniorCare
06/13/12, Health Officials Urge Caution When Hot Weather Returns This Weekend

05/22/12, Health Officials Urge Residents to Seek Pertussis Vaccine
05/18/12, Plan Ahead for Water Safety Before Memorial Day Weekend
05/04/12, State Activates Dead Bird Reporting Hotline to Track West Nile Virus
05/01/12, Tickborne Diseases Remain a Threat in Wisconsin

04/27/12, Obama Administration Approves Policy Changes to BadgerCare Plus
04/27/12, Statement from Secretary Dennis G. Smith on FoodShare Audit
04/24/12, Wisconsin Laboratory Testing Confirms Salmonella Bareilly in Recalled Tuna
04/24/12, Wisconsin Childhood Immunization Champion Honored
04/18/12, State's Male Anglers Age 50+ Needed for Online Survey as Fishing Season Begins
04/14/12, Frozen, Raw, Yellowfin Tuna is Likely Source of Multi-State Salmonella Bareilly Outbreak
04/13/12, Sign Up To Be An Organ and Tissue Donor During National Donate Life Month
04/11/12, State Cancer Registrars Honored for their Service
, Statement From Secretary Dennis G. Smith Regarding County Health Rankings
04/05/12, Op Ed: Public Health Professionals Help Keep Our Communities Healthy and Safe
04/04/12, Wisconsin Health and Agriculture Officials Investigating Source of Salmonella Bareilly Outbreak

03/20/12, National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24
, Secretary Dennis G. Smith Welcomes Assembly Passage of Bill Lifting Family Care Enrollment Cap
, Office of Inspector General Launches Website for Reporting Public Assistance Fraud and Abuse 
, Southern Wisconsin Center Receives Forward Award for Performance Excellence
03/02/12, Department of Health Services to Hold Town Hall Meetings on Long Term Care Sustainability
03/01/12, Wisconsin Residents Urged to Get Influenza Vaccine

02/28/12, Secretary Dennis G. Smith Welcomes Assembly Committee Passage of Bill Lifting Family Care Enrollment Cap
02/24/12, Collaborative Wound Care Prevention Program Announces 2012 Clinician Certification Classes
, Department of Health Services to Hold Town Hall Meetings on Long Term Care Sustainability Initiatives
02/21/12, Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center Directors Receive Patriot Award
02/14/12, Secretary Dennis G. Smith Applauds Senate Approval of Bill Lifting Family Care Enrollment Cap
, Wisconsin Immunization Program Recognized for High Compliance Rates
, Wisconsin Women Urged to Observe "National Wear Red Day" by Learning About Heart Disease and Stroke Risk Factors
02/01/12, Testimony of Secretary Dennis G. Smith on An Evaluation of Medical Assistance Program Report 11-15 (PDF, 832 KB)

01/31/12, Transportation Service for Medicaid Enrollees Surpasses 857,000 Rides in First Six Months
, Radon Exposure is Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
, Department Seeks Input on Sustainability Initiatives for Wisconsin's Long Term Care Program
01/20/12, Department Pursues Vendor Fraud Enforcement Authority for Public Assistance Programs
, Mary Spear Appointed as Chief Legal Counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
01/09/12, Karen McKeown Appointed as Public Health Division Administrator

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Last Revised:  June 03, 2014