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  • Client Rights: Giving Medicine to Minors Receiving Treatment

    … medicine to children who receive developmental disability, mental health, or substance use treatment. We provide guidance below on these rules. This is not legal advice. Can a child … Wis. Admin Code § DHS 94.09(4) Can a child consent to a medicine when they’re receiving treatment but don’t have an involuntary medicine order? If the child is being treated without …
    • Updated on April 04, 2022.
  • Changes to the Wisconsin Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Program

    … The Wisconsin Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Assistance Program (WTBTAP) is designed to encourage and support TB clients through the completion of TB treatment by providing funding to purchase treatment assistance aids. WTBTAP guidance for local health departments with list of allowable TB …
    • Updated on November 29, 2022.
  • Date of Death Verification Through State Vital Records

    … when an applicant, member, or community spouse has passed away, and to verify the date of death (DOD).  …
    • Updated on November 21, 2022.
  • DHS Confirms Pediatric Influenza-Associated Death in Wisconsin

    … Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed the first pediatric  influenza -associated death in Wisconsin for the 2022-2023 season. Nationwide, 30 pediatric influenza-associated deaths … will prevent or reduce symptoms of influenza infection.  “DHS is saddened to report the first death of a child from influenza in Wisconsin this season,” said DHS Chief Medical Officer and … It is the most powerful tool we have to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death during flu season.”  DHS urges everyone six months and older to get the flu vaccine. It is …
    • Updated on December 20, 2022.
  • Wisconsin Local Health Departments: Washington Ozaukee County

    Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department 333 East Washington St., Suite 1100 West Bend, WI 53095 262-335-4462 262-335-4463 (Fax) Kim Buechler … (Health Officer) Ozaukee Office 121 W. Main St., PO Box 994 Port Washington, WI 53074 262-284-8170 262-284-8105 (Fax) If you have corrections for the local health …
    • Updated on May 11, 2023.
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Breastfeeding Initiatives

    … Human milk feeding alone is the ideal form of nutrition from birth. Breastfeeding provides a range of benefits for infant growth, immunity, and development. It can … against a range of chronic diseases, like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Breastfeeding contributes to economic benefits for families, health care systems, workplaces, and …
    • Updated on January 31, 2023.
  • Mental Health Treatment Programs: DQA Numbered Memos

    … Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos for mental health treatment programs are documents issued by the Division that deal with policies, information and …
    • Updated on February 01, 2023.
  • City, County, and Regional Data: Washington County

    … This page provides access to various kinds of health information for Washington County from the Department of Health Services. Some of these links take you directly to Washington County data. Others ask you to select a geographic location and other variables to shape the information you will see. Poverty Status and Health Insurance Coverage - Washington County : Web table based on combined years of Family Health Survey results. Choose …
    • Updated on July 02, 2020.
  • DHS Releases New Reports on Infant Deaths in Wisconsin

    … continue to shed light on how to best reduce and address significant disparities in infant deaths across Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) reports analyze the … to be impacted by access to care, lack of reproductive autonomy, and chronic stress related to things like poverty, food and housing insecurity, and racism. These factors play a role in low … mortality. Work is underway to address food security, educate around safe sleep, provide breastfeeding support, and train additional doulas. DHS also established a Maternal and Infant …
    • Updated on May 18, 2023.
  • DHS Confirms Three Pediatric Influenza-Associated Deaths

    … The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed the deaths of three children under the age of 18 due to complications from influenza . These are the first reported pediatric influenza-associated deaths in Wisconsin for the 2021-2022 season. “DHS is deeply saddened to report these flu deaths in Wisconsin this influenza season,” said State Health Officer Paula Tran. “It is …
    • Updated on March 17, 2022.
  • Life-Saving COVID-19 Treatments Available Throughout Wisconsin

    … issued an update to health care providers statewide regarding the availability of COVID-19 treatments. Oral antiviral medications for the treatment of COVID-19 are now widely available … as possible and talk to their healthcare provider to see if any one of the approved COVID-19 treatments will be right for them. “These effective treatments are a critically important tool to fight COVID-19 for people who are at high risk for …
    • Updated on May 03, 2022.
  • WISH: Violent Deaths By Type, Wisconsin 2004-2018

    … Violent Deaths By Type, Wisconsin 2004-2018 Year Suicide Rate (per 100,000 population) Homicide Rate (per …
    • Updated on December 10, 2020.
  • Mental Health Day Treatment for Youth Certification

    … The revisions to Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 40, Mental Health Day Treatment for Youth, were published June 30, 2020, with an effective date of July 1, 2020. This …
    • Updated on January 25, 2023.
  • Preventing Heat-Related Illness and Severe Weather Awareness

    … information about preventing heat-related illness and planning for power outages and severe weather. Please share this information as appropriate. Related information Heat Related Health … Coordinator Group Mail Stop F 384770 Buford Highway Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724 The National Weather Service has a similar information on their Summer Weather Safety, Survival and Preparedness website. Vulnerable individuals who do not read will …
    • Updated on May 10, 2023.
Last revised June 1, 2023