2016 DHS News Releases

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May 26, 2016
Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) hopes you take advantage of all the fun activities the state has to offer this season. To ensure that your summer is healthy and safe, DHS offers these tips: Food Safety : Firing...
May 19, 2016
Recovery-oriented, community-based treatment for behavioral health concerns is now available to 95 percent of Wisconsin residents, the state Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today. This program is known as Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) , and is part of Governor Scott Walker’s...
May 18, 2016
Department of Health Services (DHS) health officials today announced a Wisconsin resident has a confirmed case of Zika virus infection. The individual who tested positive is a woman who recently traveled to Honduras, where Zika-infected mosquitoes are present. There have been no locally-acquired...
May 12, 2016
In the first year of the program, 169 individuals experiencing increased stress or symptoms from mental health or substance use concerns found hope and healing at one of Wisconsin’s Peer Run Respites , the state Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today. “Peer Run Respites serve...
May 3, 2016
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today provided an update regarding its investigation of the Elizabethkingia anophelis outbreak and responded to Democratic legislators who shared concerns about DHS’ investigation into the outbreak. The Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene (WSLH) has completed...
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...

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