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Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program Ending
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Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program Ending

Nearly 110,000 staff and residents vaccinated

PFAS In Wisconsin Webinar 2 p.m. April 19
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PFAS In Wisconsin Webinar 2 p.m. April 19

Presented By The Wisconsin DNR & DHS

DHS Releases Improved COVID-19 Hospital Data Webpage
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DHS Releases Improved COVID-19 Hospital Data Webpage

The updated page consolidates hospital data into informative dashboards

Founding Member of national African American Tobacco Leadership Council to Kick-off No Menthol Sunday efforts in Wisconsin
Evers Reaches Deal To Save Federal Food Aid

Evers Reaches Deal To Save Federal Food Aid

$70 million in monthly aid jeopardized after court ruling ended governor’s pandemic emergency order.

Gov. Evers Reaches Deal with USDA, Preserves More Than $70 Million a Month in Food Assistance for Wisconsin Families
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Gov. Evers Reaches Deal with USDA, Preserves More Than $70 Million a Month in Food Assistance for Wisconsin Families

More than 400,000 Wisconsin households to continue seeing emergency food assistance as state COVID-19 cases trend in wrong direction

State Wants Pause in Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

State Wants Pause in Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

6 reports of blood clots among 6.8 million doses administered.

Wisconsin DHS Pauses Administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
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Wisconsin DHS Pauses Administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccinators instructed to stop administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine

DHS Reaffirms that Every Wisconsinite Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine
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DHS Reaffirms that Every Wisconsinite Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine

People without an ID or insurance should not be turned away

Everyone Age 16 and Older Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine
DHS Awards $6.2 Million in Grants to Promote Health Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Program
General Population Eligible for Vaccine April 5th

General Population Eligible for Vaccine April 5th

State opens vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older a month ahead of schedule.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Everyone 16 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5
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Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Everyone 16 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5

Wisconsin leads the nation in getting available shots in arms

Increased Vaccine Supply Expands Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to More Locations
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Increased Vaccine Supply Expands Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to More Locations

Nearly 600 participating pharmacy locations will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce One Million Wisconsinites Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
DHS Releases New COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Data
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DHS Releases New COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Data

The launch also includes an update of vaccine distribution metrics

Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 22
Wisconsin Adds More Partners to the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
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Wisconsin Adds More Partners to the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

New pharmacy partners started receiving federal allocation this week

Wisconsin to Issue Benefits to Children Missing Free or Reduced Price School Meals Because of COVID-19 Pandemic
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Wisconsin to Issue Benefits to Children Missing Free or Reduced Price School Meals Because of COVID-19 Pandemic

DHS is working in partnership with the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Children and Families, and schools across the state to implement the program for the 2020-2021 school year

Vaccine Eligibility Expanding Based On Medical Conditions

Vaccine Eligibility Expanding Based On Medical Conditions

DHS announced Thursday it would make another 2 million people eligible on March 29th.

DHS Announces People with Medical Conditions Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine March 29
Wisconsin Eliminates Waitlist for Long-Term Care Services for Medicaid-Eligible Adults
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Wisconsin Eliminates Waitlist for Long-Term Care Services for Medicaid-Eligible Adults

Success achieved in decades-long effort to ensure Wisconsinites who are elderly or have physical or developmental disabilities can receive home and community-based services

State Vaccine Hotline Up and Running

State Vaccine Hotline Up and Running

Call center helps people schedule COVID-19 vaccinations, answers questions about the vaccine.

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 1 Million Wisconsinites Have Received at Least One Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine
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Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 1 Million Wisconsinites Have Received at Least One Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Wisconsin continues to be regional, national leader in vaccine administration

COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline Now Available
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COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline Now Available

For vaccine help, Wisconsin residents can now call 844-684-1064

Select Kroger Stores Take Part in Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
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Select Kroger Stores Take Part in Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

Kroger joins Walgreens to accelerate vaccination efforts

Wisconsin Anticipates First Shipment of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
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Wisconsin Anticipates First Shipment of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Third FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective

Groups Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine
State Launches Vaccine Provider Map

State Launches Vaccine Provider Map

Interactive map shows vaccine providers, where doses are being distributed.

DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 1
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DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 1

People 65+, teachers, and child care workers will be prioritized

Some Students Currently Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Learning Now Temporarily Eligible to Participate in Wisconsin FoodShare
Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Launching March 1
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Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Launching March 1

Pilot Locations Will Begin Testing Software February 22

Wisconsin Receives 988 State Planning Grant
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Wisconsin Receives 988 State Planning Grant

Funding to be used to prepare Wisconsin for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 calling code, effective July 2022

Coalition of Health Care, Advocates, Criminal Justice Partners Issue Recommendations to Reform State’s Crisis Mental Health Response
Gov. Evers, DHS Announce First Community-Based Vaccination Clinic In Rock County To Open February 16
Evers Names 30 Equity Council Members

Evers Names 30 Equity Council Members

Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion appointees include leaders from nonprofits, tribes, churches, community groups.

Peer-Run Respite for Veterans Now Open
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Peer-Run Respite for Veterans Now Open

The R&R House supports veterans with mental health and substance use challenges

DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Tentatively Beginning March 1
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DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Tentatively Beginning March 1

Focuses on vulnerability and exposure risk of COVID-19

Op Ed: Timberlake Has Chops to Ramp Up Vaccines
Op Ed

Timberlake Has Chops to Ramp Up Vaccines

Evers appointee to head state health department a seasoned pro. GOP legislators should confirm her.

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

Andrea Palm named deputy secretary of Department of Health and Human Services.

Gov. Tony Evers Releases Statement on DHS Secretary-designee Palm Nomination, Announces DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake
The State of Politics: Evers Has Many Advisers
The State of Politics

Evers Has Many Advisers

And they are being asked to take on a huge agenda of possible reforms.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Health Policy Advisory Council, Transition Staff Additions
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Health Policy Advisory Council, Transition Staff Additions

"Expanding access to affordable health care for Wisconsin residents is a top priority for our administration."