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Federal Grant to Address Behavioral Health During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Federal Grant to Address Behavioral Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding to support services offered by county and community agencies

State Poison Center and Health Agency Issue Warning about Certain Hand Sanitizers
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State Poison Center and Health Agency Issue Warning about Certain Hand Sanitizers

Some could contain alcohol that causes blindness or death

State Health Agency Finds Behavioral Health Challenges are Compounded by COVID-19
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State Health Agency Finds Behavioral Health Challenges are Compounded by COVID-19

Services are available for people struggling with addiction and mental health challenges

Wisconsin Accepting Applications to Pilot New Approach to Treating Substance Use Disorders
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Wisconsin Accepting Applications to Pilot New Approach to Treating Substance Use Disorders

Successful Organizations will be the Hubs in New Hub and Spoke Model

Cigarette Smoking Rates are Lower Since Passage of Wisconsin’s Smoke-Free Indoor Air Law
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Cigarette Smoking Rates are Lower Since Passage of Wisconsin’s Smoke-Free Indoor Air Law

July 5 marks the law’s 10th anniversary

Grants Awarded for Youth Crisis Stabilization Facilities
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Grants Awarded for Youth Crisis Stabilization Facilities

New residential mental health treatment option

DHS Announces COVID-19 Population Health Studies
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DHS Announces COVID-19 Population Health Studies

Two studies will help public health experts understand the virus and inform public

DHS Announces $10 Million in Funding for Health Clinics
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DHS Announces $10 Million in Funding for Health Clinics

Funds will reimburse clinics providing care to underserved populations

Resilient Wisconsin Expands Reach
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Resilient Wisconsin Expands Reach

Initiative adds supports to website for Wisconsinites most significantly affected by COVID-19

DHS Works with USDA and Retailers to Make Grocery Shopping Flexible and Safe for FoodShare Households
DHS Announces Hospital Metrics for Badger Bounce Back
Governor Evers Suspends Rules to Ensure Patient Care, Coverage Continues During COVID-19 Pandemic
DHS Releases Data About COVID-19 Public Health Investigations and Outbreaks Across Wisconsin
Wisconsin to Provide Temporary Food Benefits for Children Missing School Meals
COVID-19: Safer at Home is Working
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COVID-19: Safer at Home is Working

Keep up the good work, Wisconsin!

Department of Health Services Increases Contact Tracing Capabilities
Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Dane County
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Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Dane County

Patients were in contact with person with illness confirmed earlier this week

Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin
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Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin

New guidance for people who have been on a cruise in Egypt

Third Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin
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Third Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin

Person was exposed while traveling

Second Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin
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Second Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin

Person was exposed while traveling

State Health Agency Offers Tips for Travelers in Response to COVID-19
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State Health Agency Offers Tips for Travelers in Response to COVID-19

Advice is for people who are planning and returning from trips

2019 Novel Coronavirus Case is Confirmed in Wisconsin
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2019 Novel Coronavirus Case is Confirmed in Wisconsin

Risk to Wisconsin Public Remains Low

With Hospitalizations on the Rise, DHS Wants to Avoid a More Deadly Flu Season
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With Hospitalizations on the Rise, DHS Wants to Avoid a More Deadly Flu Season

Residents encouraged to get flu shots and take other precautions to avoid serious illness

Wisconsin Health Officials Find E. coli O157 in Bagged Romaine Salad from Salinas Valley, California
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Wisconsin Health Officials Find E. coli O157 in Bagged Romaine Salad from Salinas Valley, California

Consumers should avoid eating any products with romaine lettuce from that region

Health Agency Reminds State Residents That Cold Can be Deadly
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Health Agency Reminds State Residents That Cold Can be Deadly

Wisconsin had 75 cold-related deaths last winter

DHS Investigates Outbreak of Adenovirus Infections on College Campuses
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DHS Investigates Outbreak of Adenovirus Infections on College Campuses

Students and staff urged to take care to avoid respiratory illness

DHS Urges Residents to Set a Healthy Table this Thanksgiving
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DHS Urges Residents to Set a Healthy Table this Thanksgiving

Advice comes as DHS investigates E. coli and hepatitis A infections

Protect Family and Friends This Holiday Season: Get a Flu Shot
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Protect Family and Friends This Holiday Season: Get a Flu Shot

Get the vaccine now, be protected by Thanksgiving

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline Marks One Year of Service
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Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline Marks One Year of Service

Hotline connects callers to substance use treatment and recovery options

Governor Evers’ Administration Works to Get More Wisconsinites Covered
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Governor Evers’ Administration Works to Get More Wisconsinites Covered

“Every Wisconsinite deserves access to affordable, quality health care and it’s time to work together to get folks covered,” said Governor Evers.

Wisconsin Celebrates Advances in Using Health Information Technology
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Wisconsin Celebrates Advances in Using Health Information Technology

Wisconsin ranked #2 nationwide in meaningful use of health technology

Governor Evers’ Task Force on Caregiving Holds First Meeting in Milwaukee
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Governor Evers’ Task Force on Caregiving Holds First Meeting in Milwaukee

The 29-member group has goals to increase caregiver workforce, improve conditions for direct care workers, and provide support for family caregivers

Department of Health Services Teams with the Milwaukee Brewers to Promote Immunizations
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Department of Health Services Teams with the Milwaukee Brewers to Promote Immunizations

Catchers Yasmani Grandal and Manny Pina star in Spanish language public service announcements

DHS Lead Abatement Program Receives Federal Approval
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DHS Lead Abatement Program Receives Federal Approval

Efforts will improve housing conditions for low-income children and pregnant women

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year
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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year

Continue to protect yourself against mosquito bites

New Data Analysis Shows Impact of Suicide in Wisconsin
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New Data Analysis Shows Impact of Suicide in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's updated suicide prevention plan will be released later this year

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Receives $1.8 million Grant to Expand Maternal Mortality Review Team Efforts
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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Receives $1.8 million Grant to Expand Maternal Mortality Review Team Efforts

Goals include preventing pregnancy complications and death, and reducing disparities in health care

Majority of Wisconsin Lung Disease Patients Who Reported Vaping Cite THC Products
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Majority of Wisconsin Lung Disease Patients Who Reported Vaping Cite THC Products

The investigation of lung disease among people who reported vaping is ongoing

State Health Agency’s New Data Tool Shows a Decline in the Number of Opioid Deaths in Wisconsin
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State Health Agency’s New Data Tool Shows a Decline in the Number of Opioid Deaths in Wisconsin

The 838 deaths reported in 2018 is a 10 percent reduction from the year before

Older Age Groups Now Included in Investigation of Lung Disease Among People Who Reported Vaping
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Older Age Groups Now Included in Investigation of Lung Disease Among People Who Reported Vaping

These patients experienced shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough, and weight loss.

New Cases Identified in Investigation of Lung Disease Among Teens and Young Adults Who Reported Vaping
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New Cases Identified in Investigation of Lung Disease Among Teens and Young Adults Who Reported Vaping

DHS urges Wisconsinites to avoid vaping and e-cigarettes

Department of Health Services, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Work to Make Groundwater Cleaner
State Health Department Launches Campaign to Get More Wisconsin Children Immunized
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State Health Department Launches Campaign to Get More Wisconsin Children Immunized

“Immunizations are safe and effective and not only protect the child, but the people around that child, too.”

Health Officials Encourage Vaccination Against Hepatitis A
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Health Officials Encourage Vaccination Against Hepatitis A

Each year Wisconsin typically has 10-30 cases of hepatitis A reported.

Include Children’s Immunizations on Your Spring Break Schedule
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Include Children’s Immunizations on Your Spring Break Schedule

Vaccine preventable diseases can put the brakes on your spring break plans

Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access
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Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access

“Governor Evers’ budget makes historic investments in the health and well-being of every Wisconsinite,” said Secretary Designee Palm.

DHS Asks FoodShare Members to Be Aware of March Benefit Letters
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DHS Asks FoodShare Members to Be Aware of March Benefit Letters

Automatically generated letters will say no benefits are available in March because of federal government shutdown

Wisconsin Food and Nutrition Programs Will Continue Despite Federal Government Shutdown
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Wisconsin Food and Nutrition Programs Will Continue Despite Federal Government Shutdown

FoodShare members will receive their February benefits this month

Underage Tobacco Sales Down 18% in Wisconsin
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Underage Tobacco Sales Down 18% in Wisconsin

Little cigars and smokeless tobacco are the most sold items

Adult Smoking Hits a New Low in Wisconsin
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Adult Smoking Hits a New Low in Wisconsin

Work is still needed to reduce tobacco use among some groups

#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic
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#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic

DHS to distribute $1 million to local partners for local community projects

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year
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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year

Health officials urge everyone to protect against mosquito bites

First Death in Wisconsin Linked to Fake Weed
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First Death in Wisconsin Linked to Fake Weed

DHS continues to urge people to stop using synthetic cannabinoids

Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Health Risk
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Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Health Risk

The investigation is ongoing.

#FightheBite! DHS Encourages Residents to Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites
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#FightheBite! DHS Encourages Residents to Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites

Both ticks and mosquitoes can transmit various illnesses.