News Releases: 2019

October 1, 2019
Today Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm and Covering Wisconsin announced a new partnership to get more Wisconsinites enrolled in health insurance during this year’s open enrollment period. DHS awarded Covering Wisconsin nearly $500,000 to fund additional health...
September 26, 2019
In honor of National Health IT Week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is celebrating advances in health technologies that connect members and providers. Health information technology (Health IT) improves the quality of health care delivery, increases patient safety, and decreases...
September 25, 2019
Today the Governor kicked off the first meeting of the Caregivers Task force at the 27th Street Job Center in Milwaukee. The task force was formed as part of Executive Order #11 issued by the governor in February. The group, co-chaired by Todd Costello, the Executive Director of Community Living...
September 24, 2019
The excitement of returning to school, going to local football games, and other fall activities will soon be followed by flu season , and health officials are encouraging people to schedule their flu vaccines now to protect themselves, their children, elderly relatives, and their communities. “The...
September 12, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today they received approval from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement a health services initiative to provide lead abatement services in the homes of low-income children and pregnant women enrolled in...
September 11, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as it announces this year’s first confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a resident of Northeastern Wisconsin. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the...
September 10, 2019
Today, Suicide Prevention Day , the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released findings from its most recent analysis of state suicide deaths and suicide-related injury. This analysis is part of an effort to update Wisconsin’s suicide prevention plan and reduce the number of suicide...
September 4, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today new funding for grant programs which will help fill critical health care positions by expanding education and training opportunities for Wisconsin health care professionals in rural areas. “Access to quality health care in rural...

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