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DPH Announces Two More Flu-Related Deaths, Urges Delawareans To Increase Prevention Measures

Date Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Influenza continues to significantly impact Delaware for the 216-2017 flu season. The Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today the fourth and fifth flu-related fatalities in Delaware for the current season, as well as a continued sharp increase in cases for those ages 0 – 24. Both of the deceased individuals were elderly, and had multiple underlying health conditions in addition to being infected with influenza. The first week of February, an 86-year-old Kent County man, residing in a nursing home, passed away after being transported to the hospital. Last week, a 90-year-old New Castle County man who lived at home passed away. He had also been transported to the hospital as a result of his illness. Both men were infected with Influenza A.




DHSS’ Division for the Visually Impaired Helps with Training for Wilmington Police Department

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

WILMINGTON (Feb. 22, 2017) The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) partnered with the Wilmington Police Department earlier this month to provide visual impairment sensitivity training for almost 65 police officers at the Walnut Street precinct. With the success of the training, conducted by DVI certified orientation & mobility therapists Heather Dougherty and Maria […]




DHSS Library Selected to Host Traveling Exhibition about Native Concepts of Health and Illness

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Library has been selected in a competitive application process to host “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries. The DHSS Library will host the exhibition between March 1 and April 12, 2017. “Native […]




Food safety certification course offered to potential on-farm food entrepreneurs

Date Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Agriculture Public Health

Agricultural entrepreneurs who want to produce certain foods in their on-farm kitchens can receive food safety training and become certified under Delaware law at an upcoming workshop jointly sponsored by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The eight-hour “Food Safety for Entrepreneurs” program presented by Dr. Sue Snider of the University of Delaware will take place Saturday, March 25, at the Delaware Department of Agriculture, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




DPH Shares ‘Preparedness Buddy’ Brochure To Help Delawareans Prepare For Emergencies

Date Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Winter weather can bring high winds, snow, ice, and extremely cold temperatures. Responding to those and other potential hazards — such as power outages, fires, floods, and disease outbreaks — is less stressful when emergency plans are in place. This is particularly true for adults and children with disabilities, seniors, and those with temporary or chronic health conditions, language barriers or any other issue that might make mobility difficult in an emergency. That’s why the Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging use of the Office of Preparedness’ “Preparedness Buddy Brochure.”




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