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July 17, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded nearly $2.4 million in grants to 16 counties and three tribal nations to increase access to treatment services for opioid abuse . “The grants DHS is announcing today are part of a comprehensive effort to combat opioid abuse and overdose...
July 17, 2017
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical Entomology Laboratory (UWMEL) and health officials from the Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison-Dane County (PHMDC) today announced that the Aedes albopictus mosquito has been found in Dane County. This is the first...
July 14, 2017
State health officials are urging Wisconsin residents who live in flooded areas to be cautious even after the water begins to recede. “Residents should avoid entering flood waters because they may contain raw sewage if septic tanks have gotten overwhelmed by high rain levels,” said Karen McKeown,...
July 10, 2017
In recognition of the creative talents of the clients, patients, and residents served at its seven facilities for individuals living with psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities and the therapists who support imaginative expression as a key part of effective care and treatment services...
June 30, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the selection of Cerner as the supplier of its electronic health records system for its seven care and treatment facilities, which serve people living with psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities. "This is an investment...
June 15, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reports 12 birds found in eight counties in the state have tested positive for West Nile virus since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. “The positive birds mean that Wisconsin residents need to be more vigilant in their...

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