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DPH Encourages Residents to Make a Heat Safety Plan, Including One for Pets, As Temperatures Soar

Date Posted: Monday, June 12th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Though the official start of summer is still a week away, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is taking the opportunity to encourage residents to prepare for days of extreme heat as temperatures start to go up. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New Castle County for Tuesday and all three counties are under an Air Quality Alert on Monday.




Lt. Governor Hall-Long Announces Legislation to Improve Behavioral Health Services in Delaware

Date Posted: Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services DSCYF Governor John Carney Kent County Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long New Castle County Office of the Governor Office of the Lieutenant Governor Public Health

Legislation will lead to the creation of a statewide integrated plan to address addiction and mental illness in Delaware DOVER, Del. – On Thursday, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long announced the creation of the Behavioral Health Consortium in an effort to streamline and foster a coordinated behavioral health system within our state. The consortium, chaired by […]




Almost 600 Child Support Client Cards Used at Kmart May Have Been Compromised; New Cards Being Issued

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

NEW CASTLE (June 7, 2017) – Approximately 592 Delaware Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) clients who used their First State Family Card at a Kmart may have had the card number compromised, the Division learned Tuesday, June 6. Information on the Kmart website related to the incident assures customers no personal data from their […]




Division of Public Health and Indian River School District Announce TB Response at Howard T. Ennis School

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) and Indian River School District announced today that a small number of individuals may have been exposed to someone with active tuberculosis (TB) as part of being transported to and from the Howard T. Ennis School. DPH is making contact with those individuals to offer free screenings, as well as treatment if needed. To protect medical privacy, no additional information will be provided on the active TB case or the individuals who need testing. While the risk of transmission is low, the medical guidance is that those who have been exposed and become infected with the TB bacteria should be treated so they do not develop TB disease.




Governor Carney Marks Milestone in Housing Delawareans in Need

Date Posted: Monday, June 5th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services DSCYF DSHA Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

State Rental Assistance Program has housed 1,200 clients on 5th anniversary of collaboration NEW CASTLE, Del. – Governor John Carney celebrated Monday the fifth anniversary of the State Rental Assistance Program, which has provided housing for 1,200 Delawareans through a unique collaboration supporting those in special need of help. The anniversary event took place at […]




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