2016 DHS News Releases

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November 16, 2016
MADISON, WI – Fewer Wisconsin youth are smoking cigarettes than ever before, but more of them are reporting using e-cigarettes, according to the 2016 Youth Tobacco Survey, a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The survey found 8.1 percent of Wisconsin’s high school...
November 11, 2016
MADISON—The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has partnered with three UW Student-Athletes, to help encourage people to protect themselves and others this flu season, by getting a flu shot. “The flu can be deadly, particularly for infants and children, and those with other serious...
November 10, 2016
State health officials say there’s hope that the death and disability from the misuse and abuse of opioids can be reduced through actions everyone can take to save lives. Hope : Five steps to protect health and safety. Talk with a health care professional about other ways to manage pain Never take...
October 31, 2016
A unique, collaborative effort designed to improve outcomes for residents of Wisconsin assisted living facilities has been chosen for a national award. The Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) recognized the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (...
October 21, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that grants of $3.375 million will support 12 new residents working in rural and underserved areas of the state beginning July 1, 2017. The four new grants build on partnerships developed since implementation of the DHS Graduate Medical...
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
Madison- 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...

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