Wisconsin has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for its plan to implement a new federal program to provide food benefits for children under the age of 6 who are part of FoodShare households and who are not yet enrolled in school.
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to call for Medicaid expansion after new research released by Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit, found significant health and economic benefits in states that had expanded Medicaid.
Structural racism contributes directly to unequal access to wealth, housing, food and health care. All of these factors, in turn, have a profound impact on how long people live and how healthy they are.
On May 13, the CDC released updated guidance that fully vaccinated people can resume activities they did before the pandemic, including participating in indoor and outdoor activities – large and small – without wearing a mask or physically distancing.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces that children 12-15 years old are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and vaccinations can begin starting Thursday, May 13.
This week, Wisconsin’s budget committee voted – yet again – to turn down the opportunity to expand the state’s Medicaid program, thereby eliminating the opportunity to provide health care and long-term care services for more Wisconsinites and declining more than $1.6 billion in federal funding.
DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake released the following statement regarding the Committee’s approval for the Department of Health Services (DHS) to proceed with construction of a 50-bed expansion of the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center (MJTC):
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces it is helping employers and community-based organizations connect with vaccine providers in order to offer on-site vaccinations.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued new guidance on April 1 that will ensure all FoodShare households receive a minimum amount of emergency benefits. Households began receiving these benefits over the weekend.