2015 DHS News Releases

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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...
April 1, 2015
The use and misuse of alcohol remains one of Wisconsin’s most serious public health issues, the State Department of Health Services announced today, the first day of April Alcohol Awareness Month. “This is a time for all state residents to be mindful of how they use alcohol and how alcohol may...
March 10, 2015
MADISON—The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today Wisconsin’s first Peer Run Respites will open to guests this month, following open houses this week. Peer Run Respites serve adults having difficulty coping with mental health or substance use concerns. The homes offer a safe,...
March 9, 2015
MADISON--As part of National Groundwater Awareness Week (March 8-14, 2015), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) join the National Ground Water Association in encouraging Wisconsin residents to promote public health and the health of the...

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