2015 DHS News Releases

If you have any questions regarding these news releases, please call the media line at 608-266-1683.

July 17, 2015
With temperatures expected to reach into the 90s and the heat index peaking between 94 and 103 degrees this weekend, state health officials are encouraging residents to take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses . “Extreme heat can contribute to serious health issues and we want people to know...
June 26, 2015
Editor’s Note: Local city ordinances may ban the use of fireworks, including sparklers. Depending on weather conditions, local governments may also have restrictions in place for fireworks use. Wisconsin residents should pay attention to their local media outlets for any announcements. MADISON –...
May 22, 2015
MADISON - As Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off summer, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is reminding people to keep summer meals safe by following proper food handling and preparation tips . Whether you’re planning a small summer cookout, a big holiday celebration, a...
May 13, 2015
MADISON - Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), in partnership with Prevent Suicide Wisconsin (PSW), released an updated Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy (WSPS) (PDF, 2.5 MB) , a guide to mobilize efforts to address suicide, one of the state's most significant public health...
May 5, 2015
MADISON—Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades today unveiled the agency’s latest step toward making the state dementia-capable. The “Building Dementia-Friendly Communities” tool kit provides guidance to communities and businesses to become more accessible and...
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...

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