News Releases

May 24, 2017
Building on a year of collaboration with organizations from around the state, health officials today launched Healthy Wisconsin , aimed at improving the health of Wisconsin residents by 2020. The plan highlights five priority areas for improving health: Alcohol Nutrition and physical activity...
April 26, 2017
Alcohol use is on the rise in Wisconsin adults age 65 and over, placing them at greater risk for injuries and death, according to a new analysis from the Department of Health Services (DHS). “In Wisconsin, we want everyone to be living better, longer,” said DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer. "Yet the...
April 25, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce 43 health care providers from around the state are the recipients of the first ever Wisconsin “Big Shot” award from DHS for their efforts to vaccinate children against diseases. The recognition is given to those health care...
April 5, 2017
Wisconsin high school students historically have used alcohol at higher rates than their national peers, but an analysis from the Department of Health Services (DHS) shows this pattern is changing due in large part to a network of community coalitions focused on the prevention of unhealthy...
March 28, 2017
In an effort to attract and retain more nursing home caregivers, Wisconsin is launching an innovative program called the Caregiver Career Program. The Department of Health Services (DHS) has received federal approval to move forward with the more than $2.3 million investment to implement the...
February 22, 2017
The flu bug is hitting Wisconsinites hard, spiking to nearly 1000 confirmed cases, and hundreds of hospitalizations. According to figures from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) there are 936 confirmed cases of influenza in Wisconsin, compared to 176 during the same period last year...

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