News Releases: 2018

May 9, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that it has awarded more than $77,000 to nine local health departments for projects that promote local opioid harm prevention activities. The projects are funded through the Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States grant from the...
May 3, 2018
More than 1,000 people have signed up for the Department of Health Services (DHS) WisCaregiver Careers program, taking the first step toward becoming a certified nurse aide. This first-of-its-kind program offers training and testing at no cost to students, and also implements a $500 retention bonus...
April 26, 2018
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded a $500,000 annual grant to the University of Wisconsin System to provide doctors real-time guidance on how to treat patients who may have an addiction. The addiction consultation line is part of the Heroin, Opioid, Prevention, and Education (HOPE...
April 23, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named Dr. Jeffrey Moore of the Marshfield Clinic Merrill Center a 2018 Childhood Immunization Champion. Dr. Moore was nominated and selected from a pool of health professionals, community advocates, and other immunization leaders for making a...
April 12, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded four $250,000 grants to one county, one tribe, and two nonprofit organizations to support the expansion of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder . “These grants continue our efforts to connect people in need of help with...
April 11, 2018
Nearly 500 people involved in the response to Wisconsin’s opioid crisis are in Milwaukee for a two-day event hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Today is the first day of the Opioid Forum at the Hyatt Regency. It runs through tomorrow. “We’re sharing strategies to save...
April 5, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids , often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice”. Severe bleeding has been reported in people who have used synthetic cannabinoids, including one confirmed case in Wisconsin, and two deaths...

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