News Releases: 2018

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...
March 8, 2018
Professionals responding to Wisconsin’s opioid crisis are learning how to be more engaging, empowering, and effective in prevention and treatment services through using trauma-informed care at a training held at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West today and tomorrow. This training is sponsored by the...

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