News Releases: 2018

August 30, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working to assist residents affected by severe weather throughout much of the state, including record-breaking rainfall, widespread flooding, and extreme storms including damaging straight-line winds and possible tornadoes. Governor Scott Walker...
August 29, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health is now nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), state health officials announced today. Wisconsin’s Division is now among only 200 health departments (out of 3,000) to achieve this level of quality...
August 23, 2018
Seventy community coalitions have been awarded grants from the Wisconsin Department Health Services (DHS) to support their work preventing opioid abuse . “Prevention works,” says DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives Paul Krupski. “It starts with communities around the state coming together with a can...
August 22, 2018
State health officials are urging Wisconsin residents who live in flooded areas to be cautious even after the water begins to recede. Parts of the greater Madison area, including Middleton, Cross Plains, Mazomanie, and Belleville experienced record rainfall and subsequent flooding beginning Monday...
August 17, 2018
State and local health officials are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites due to the state's first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this year. A resident of Dane County is the first person confirmed infected with the virus in the state in 2018. The majority...
August 1, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is confirming a death in Milwaukee County related to the use of synthetic cannabinoids , often called fake weed, K2, and spice. This is the first confirmed death linked to the outbreak. Overall, Wisconsin has seen 45 cases since March of this year,...
July 11, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the recipients of grants totaling more than $300,000 to help rural health care providers increase the number of physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. The grants support the development of eight training sites...
June 27, 2018
Today is National HIV Testing Day and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is taking this opportunity to share information about medical advances that allow those diagnosed with HIV to live long, healthy, happy lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

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