News Releases

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August 1, 2017
MADISON – Five community organizations working to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations will receive Minority Health Program mini-grants that focus on several Healthy Wisconsin priorities, including drug and alcohol use, suicide prevention, and nutrition and...
July 17, 2017
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical Entomology Laboratory (UWMEL) and health officials from the Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison-Dane County (PHMDC) today announced that the Aedes albopictus mosquito has been found in Dane County. This is the first...
July 17, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded nearly $2.4 million in grants to 16 counties and three tribal nations to increase access to treatment services for opioid abuse . “The grants DHS is announcing today are part of a comprehensive effort to combat opioid abuse and overdose...
July 14, 2017
State health officials are urging Wisconsin residents who live in flooded areas to be cautious even after the water begins to recede. “Residents should avoid entering flood waters because they may contain raw sewage if septic tanks have gotten overwhelmed by high rain levels,” said Karen McKeown,...
July 10, 2017
In recognition of the creative talents of the clients, patients, and residents served at its seven facilities for individuals living with psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities and the therapists who support imaginative expression as a key part of effective care and treatment services...

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