News Releases: 2019

July 12, 2019
High temperatures are expected over much of Wisconsin during the next several days, and the Department of Health Services is reminding residents to take steps to stay cool during this heat wave. “ Hot temperatures and humidity can be dangerous and even deadly,” said Jeanne Ayers, State Health...
May 31, 2019
With the unofficial start of summer behind us, many Wisconsin residents are looking ahead to warmer weather and all the resources our state has to offer. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has launched a statewide campaign to help everyone Fight the Bite and avoid tick and mosquito...
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...

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Last Revised: December 27, 2018