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Scholarships Support Higher Education For Young Adults With Diabetes

Date Posted: Friday, March 24th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Delaware Diabetes Coalition in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year, from high school seniors who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The scholarship program, established in 2008, provides much-needed financial assistance to youth living with this chronic disease.




DPH Seeking Public Input On How to Reach Residents During Emergencies

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is seeking the public’s input to develop the most clear and effective ways to reach Delawareans in the event of emergency situations such as hurricanes, flooding, serious illness outbreaks, industrial accidents, and power outages. Over the next several weeks, DPH will survey Delaware residents via email and in-person small group discussions to better understand how to best reach residents with the most accurate and up-to-date information during an emergency event. The information will be used to develop a meaningful Emergency Public Information and Warning Plan for the State of Delaware.




Nominations for Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards Accepted Through April 7

Date Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

NEW CASTLE (March 17, 2017) – Nominations for the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards are being accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism through Friday, April 7. These awards recognize the important contributions that Delaware’s youth volunteers, age 17 and younger, make to their communities. Award recipients will be honored at a May ceremony at […]




Planning Spring Break? CDC Text Service Provides Zika Updates To Travelers

Date Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Spring break is all about sunscreen, bathing suits, and travel to warmer weather climates. And this year, it should also be about protecting you and your family from the Zika virus. DPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a number of resources to inform the public on the impacts of Zika, including the CDC’s text messaging service that will inform travelers of Zika updates for their destinations. To receive text messages about Zika for your destination, text PLAN to 855-255-5606 to subscribe.




Flu Claims Three More Lives In Delaware, Bringing 2016-2017 Total To Eight

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The total number of lab-confirmed influenza cases continues to increase in Delaware and the virus has now claimed three more lives, bringing the statewide total to eight deaths in the 2016-2017 flu season, the Division of Public Health (DPH) reports. The number of lab-confirmed cases is now 2,712 compared to 416 at this time last year.




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