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Governor Carney Announces Family Services Cabinet Council Summer Initiative

Date Posted: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Labor DSCYF Governor John Carney Office of the Governor Safety and Homeland Security

The Summer Initiative will coordinate delivery of state services for families in Wilmington WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday announced the Family Services Cabinet Council’s Summer Initiative, an interagency effort to improve the coordination of state services to better meet the needs of families in the city of Wilmington. The FSCC Summer Initiative […]




DPH Continues to Promote Zika Awareness Through Statewide Advertising Campaign

Date Posted: Friday, June 16th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) continues to remind Delawareans to protect themselves from the Zika virus with support from a statewide advertising campaign launched last month. The campaign reminds travelers, particularly pregnant women, to take steps to prevent Zika.
Zika has been found in several popular travel locations. Delaware’s 17 confirmed Zika cases were all caused by mosquito bites while traveling abroad, however, there are warmer climates in the continental United States with local Zika transmission. Anyone planning a trip over the summer should educate themselves on Zika’s dangers and how to prevent the disease before setting off for your vacation destination.




DNREC to update community June 19 on Hockessin Ground Water Plume Site investigations

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances DNREC Public Health

Representatives from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will update the public about the contaminated Hockessin Ground Water Plume Site. The update will be held at the monthly meeting of the Greater Hockessin Area Development Association (GHADA) set for 7 p.m., June 19 at Hockessin Memorial Hall, 610 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.




DPH Health Equity Summit June 29, 2017 in Dover

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Did you know that where you live, how much you earn, and your social connections may have an adverse impact on your personal health? In an effort to address and eliminate such disparities among people statewide, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will present its annual Health Equity Summit on June 29, 2017, at Delaware State University’s Martin Luther King Student Center in Dover. The times are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.




First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Attends Learning Lab on State Strategies to Reduce Childhood Hunger

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Education Governor John Carney Office of the Governor

Delaware one of ten states and territories selected to participate in learning lab DOVER, Del. – First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney is leading a Delaware team studying how Virginia has leveraged public-private partnerships to ensure school-age children have regular access to healthy meals. Delaware was one of 10 states and territories selected by the National […]




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