2016 DHS News Releases

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October 5, 2016
Madison- La temporada de gripe ya está aquí, y el Department of Health Services (DHS) nos pide a todos tener en cuenta a quien podemos proteger vacunándose contra la gripe este año. "Cuando alguien se vacuna contra la gripe no sólo está protegiéndose a sí mismo, sino también a su familia, amigos y...
October 5, 2016
Flu season is already upon us, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is asking everyone to consider who you can protect by getting a flu shot this year. “When someone gets their flu shot they’re not only protecting themselves, but also their family, friends, and co-workers from...
August 12, 2016
In the wake of a mass carbon monoxide exposure last weekend, Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) public health officials are reminding residents of the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning from the use of generators. On August 6, nearly 130 people reported to Madison area hospitals...
August 10, 2016
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS), along with local health partners, continue to work on prevention and response plans in relation to the Zika virus, however, there is no sign of mosquitoes that could transmit the virus here in Wisconsin. Fewer than 20 people in Wisconsin have...
August 3, 2016
MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) today announced a recent audit of eight family planning clinics in Wisconsin. The audits revealed significant overpayments, totaling nearly 50 percent of Medicaid payments, in the member accounts reviewed...
August 1, 2016
Governor Scott Walker proclaimed (PDF, 358 KB) the week of August 1-5, 2016, as Client Rights Awareness Week, in celebration of the law enacted in 1976 to protect the dignity and privacy of those living with developmental disabilities, or mental health, or substance use concerns. “The client rights...

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