News Releases: 2018

November 2, 2018
As we prepare to turn back the clocks this weekend, and temperatures continue to fall, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning . We “fall back” an hour on November 4, and when you turn back your clocks, it’s...
October 23, 2018
Wisconsin will receive a $445,000 Pediatric Mental Health Care Access grant to expand the state’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP), which provides consultation and referral services to primary care providers working with children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns, the...
October 22, 2018
The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline is now available to connect people with resources to overcome a dependence on opioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is managed by 211 Wisconsin. “An addiction to...
October 10, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today it has received $2.8 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue the fight against the state’s opioid epidemic . The funds will be used to enhance and strengthen opioid public health prevention...
September 26, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced this week the state has been awarded a two-year federal grant totaling nearly $24 million to support a comprehensive response to Wisconsin’s opioid crisis . The funding is part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
September 24, 2018
With a new flu season fast approaching , health officials are reminding people of the toll last year’s season took on Wisconsin residents, and encouraging everyone to get a flu shot to protect their families, communities, and themselves. “The dangers of the flu are real, especially for the very...
September 18, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed 16 additional cases of severe bleeding caused by the use of synthetic cannabinoids containing rat poison. That brings the total number of people affected in this outbreak to 80. The counties with confirmed cases include Dane, Milwaukee...

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