2016 DHS News Releases

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April 28, 2016
The Department of Health Services (DHS) released the following statement on the Elizabethkingia anophelis outbreak: Our top priority is the health and safety of the people we serve. Since the onset of the Elizabethkingia anophelis outbreak, we have worked diligently to provide accurate,...
April 14, 2016
More than 60 community coalitions are participating in this year’s “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking” statewide underage drinking prevention campaign, which runs now through June, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today. “Parents who...
March 31, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) urges all state residents to take time to self-examine their drinking habits. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a national observance to increase understanding of alcohol use problems , treatment, and recovery. “Alcohol is the most commonly abused...
March 11, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of bloodstream infections caused by bacteria called Elizabethkingia. Illness associated with Elizabethkingia typically affects people with compromised immune systems or serious underlying...
March 7, 2016
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced that Anthony J. Baize has been named the DHS Inspector General. Baize begins his new role on April 4, 2016. “In leading the Office of Inspector General, Tony will be charged with helping to ensure that Wisconsin’s taxpayer dollars are spent...
March 2, 2016
Building on the foundation of Family Care and IRIS, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today released a draft Concept Paper for Family Care/IRIS 2.0, to enhance the scope of services available to adults with disabilities and frail elderly, and to extend those services to every county...

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