2013 DHS News Releases

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December 2, 2013
MADISON-State health officials are encouraging retailers to take advantage of free, online tools that train retail staff on how to avoid tobacco sales to minors. "We want to partner with retailers to help ensure that children don't buy tobacco products - a goal everyone shares," said Dr. Henry...
November 11, 2013
MADISON-Before things get hectic this holiday season, and before we gather with family and friends, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging people to get a flu shot. "Certainly no one wants to be sick during the holidays, and they don't want to be responsible for spreading...
November 5, 2013
MADISON-Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) has been named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. MMHI, which is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), received this honor for...
October 30, 2013
MADISON-With temperatures dropping and Daylight Saving Time ending soon, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and ReadyWisconsin officials are urging residents to make sure their home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order, and an emergency kit is ready in the event of...
October 23, 2013
MADISON-Deer hunting season is upon us in Wisconsin and the state Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging hunters to be aware of blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, when they are out in heavily wooded areas. While the risk of acquiring a tickborne illness is highest from spring...
October 22, 2013
Governor Walker's unique Wisconsin approach builds on our great state's strong track record of providing affordable health care to its people. For the first time in our state's history, every person in poverty can be covered under the same Medicaid benefits. No limited benefit package. No waitlist...
October 21, 2013
MADISON-A recent study published by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that Wisconsin is the only state out of the 26 states not expanding their Medicaid programs as part of the Affordable Care Act that will not have a gap in health care coverage. "Kaiser's study reinforces the bold Wisconsin-...

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