2015 DHS News Releases

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May 1, 2015
MADISON - It is time to change the conversation about mental health and recognize family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers may be suffering emotionally but are reluctant to ask for help. Today is the first day of May Mental Health Month and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants...
April 30, 2015
Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance Administrator Otis Woods received the 2015 National Survey and Certification Achievement Award from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for his extensive work creating creative solutions to complex problems that...
April 1, 2015
The use and misuse of alcohol remains one of Wisconsin’s most serious public health issues, the State Department of Health Services announced today, the first day of April Alcohol Awareness Month. “This is a time for all state residents to be mindful of how they use alcohol and how alcohol may...
March 10, 2015
MADISON—The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today Wisconsin’s first Peer Run Respites will open to guests this month, following open houses this week. Peer Run Respites serve adults having difficulty coping with mental health or substance use concerns. The homes offer a safe,...
March 9, 2015
MADISON--As part of National Groundwater Awareness Week (March 8-14, 2015), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) join the National Ground Water Association in encouraging Wisconsin residents to promote public health and the health of the...
February 25, 2015
MADISON—The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, has recognized the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL) as part of its 2015 Bright Ideas Program . The distinction is made for...
January 23, 2015
A recent outbreak of 70 measles cases traced to Disneyland shows that it’s a small world after all, and health officials are encouraging families to make sure they are current on all recommended vaccinations, especially before any spring break trips. “One of the best ways to protect the health of...

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