2012 DHS News Releases

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December 19, 2012
People of All Ages Advised to Get Vaccinated MADISON-With the holidays around the corner, and winter break about to start for schoolchildren, state health officials today encouraged Wisconsin residents to give the gift of influenza protection by getting a flu shot. According to the Centers for...
December 10, 2012
MADISON-State health officials today reported a 26% drop in high school smoking and a 36% drop in middle school smoking since 2010, according to the 2012 Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS). The survey is conducted by a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the...
November 21, 2012
MADISON-The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report, Medicaid Expansion: States' Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Dennis G. Smith today offered the following statement: "The...
November 15, 2012
Check your home's compliance with carbon monoxide detector law as winter nears MADISON-With daylight fading earlier in the evening and temperatures easing downward, it is time to start thinking about winter in Wisconsin. State health and consumer safety officials ask Wisconsin families to learn...
November 13, 2012
Data Management Process Helps Keep State Residents Current on Vaccine Records MADISON-Department of Health Services officials today announced that the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR), a secure Internet data system that tracks the immunizations provided to Wisconsin residents, has received the...
November 13, 2012
Gretchen Sampson Receives Top Honor from American Public Health Association MADISON-Wisconsin Division of Public Health officials confirmed today that Gretchen Sampson, Polk County Public Health Officer, was awarded the 2012 Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health Work from...
October 26, 2012
Committee to Develop Structure for Decision-making on Required Tests MADISON-The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a new task force charged with recommending a decision-making structure for evaluating which newborn screening tests to add. "Genetic testing technology is advancing...

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