News Releases: 2018

November 15, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Department Children and Families (DCF) awarded a $250,000 grant to Columbia, Green Lake, Sauk, and Waushara counties, to work together to provide an in-home mental health crisis stabilization service for local youth. A voluntary service, in-home...
November 13, 2018
Aided by grants from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), 15 counties are improving how they respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis. Each of the following counties has received a $20,000 grant to enhance mental health crisis intervention services. Ashland Brown Dane...
November 2, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that a confirmed human case of St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) disease in a resident of Dane County, the first reported case in the state since 1981. SLEV is related to West Nile virus (WNV) and, like WNV, is spread to people...
November 2, 2018
As we prepare to turn back the clocks this weekend, and temperatures continue to fall, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning . We “fall back” an hour on November 4, and when you turn back your clocks, it’s...
October 23, 2018
Wisconsin will receive a $445,000 Pediatric Mental Health Care Access grant to expand the state’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP), which provides consultation and referral services to primary care providers working with children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns, the...
October 22, 2018
The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is now available to connect people with resources to overcome a dependence on opioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is managed by 211 Wisconsin. “An addiction to...
October 10, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today it has received $2.8 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue the fight against the state’s opioid epidemic . The funds will be used to enhance and strengthen opioid public health prevention...

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