News Releases: 2019

April 10, 2019
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced two new water quality initiatives as part of Governor Evers’ Year of Clean Drinking Water declaration for 2019. This week the DNR worked with Department of Health Services (DHS) to ask the health agency to review 40 contaminants for possible...
April 9, 2019
In light of ongoing, significant outbreaks of hepatitis A throughout the country, state health officials are encouraging vaccination against the hepatitis A virus. Although there is not a current outbreak in Wisconsin, the state did have four cases of hepatitis A reported earlier this year...
March 27, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded Mental Health America of Wisconsin a grant to develop and manage the nation’s first peer-run respite home for veterans experiencing distress related to mental health and substance use challenges. The first peer-run respite opened in...
March 19, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging families to protect their children, themselves and their communities by scheduling vaccinations for their children during this year’s school spring break. “Vaccinations are safe and effective, and help protect our children, our...
March 15, 2019
With many communities currently dealing with floods or preparing for them, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is reminding residents on how to stay safe during these events. "Wisconsin has seen a great deal of precipitation this winter, and now we're seeing widespread flooding as it...
March 15, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) expects this to be one of the longest flu seasons in recent memory with the powerful influenza A/H3 virus currently affecting young and old alike. “The average peak for flu activity is the first week of February, but we expect this season to extend...
March 14, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and local health departments are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections. To date, the investigation has identified four Wisconsin residents who are infected with the same strain (DNA...
February 8, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that funding for March FoodShare benefits is available. FoodShare members will see their benefits on their QUEST cards, and be able to use them, on March 1, 2019. Due to the recent federal government shutdown, February FoodShare...

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