News Releases: 2019

November 13, 2019
Grants totaling more than $1.9 million to support eight Graduate Medical Education (GME) residents were announced today by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The grants continue the state’s investment in training physicians in rural areas which research suggests significantly...
November 12, 2019
Health officials encourage you to add a flu vaccine to your holiday checklist to help protect your guests this Thanksgiving. “Many of those close to us need extra protection from the flu, especially our elderly family members and friends, babies, and those with special health conditions,” said...
November 1, 2019
Making sure that people, animals, and the environment in Wisconsin are healthy is the goal of several state agencies as they mark One Health Day, which focuses on the link between all three. The Wisconsin departments of Health Services (DHS); Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP); and...
October 25, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the United Way of Wisconsin announced today that 5,594 people contacted The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline during its first year of operation. This free and confidential service is managed by 211 Wisconsin under a contract with DHS. It...
October 1, 2019
Today Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm and Covering Wisconsin announced a new partnership to get more Wisconsinites enrolled in health insurance during this year’s open enrollment period. DHS awarded Covering Wisconsin nearly $500,000 to fund additional health...
September 26, 2019
In honor of National Health IT Week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is celebrating advances in health technologies that connect members and providers. Health information technology (Health IT) improves the quality of health care delivery, increases patient safety, and decreases...
September 25, 2019
Today the Governor kicked off the first meeting of the Caregivers Task force at the 27th Street Job Center in Milwaukee. The task force was formed as part of Executive Order #11 issued by the governor in February. The group, co-chaired by Todd Costello, the Executive Director of Community Living...
September 24, 2019
The excitement of returning to school, going to local football games, and other fall activities will soon be followed by flu season , and health officials are encouraging people to schedule their flu vaccines now to protect themselves, their children, elderly relatives, and their communities. “The...

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