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DNREC, DHSS now accepting grant proposals for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water project planning

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC Public Health

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and office of Environmental Finance, and the Department of Health and Social Services’ (DHSS) Division of Public Health are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for wastewater, surface water and drinking water project planning.




Governor Carney Signs House Bill 31 Allowing Delaware Financial Institutions to Offer Prize-Linked Programs to Encourage Savers

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

Delaware becomes 15th state to launch prize-linked savings program DOVER, Del. — Governor John Carney today signed House Bill 31, making Delaware the 15th state to launch a prize-linked savings program to encourage Delawareans, especially low-income and first-time savers, to make regular deposits into their accounts. Delaware also became the 22nd state to enact legislation […]




DPH and DNREC Share Updated Federal Fish Consumption Guidelines for Pregnant Women and Children

Date Posted: Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Many of us have heard that eating fish is a key part of a healthy diet. But how much should we eat and are there risks to pregnant women and children? In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated advice regarding fish consumption that applies to fish and shellfish caught commercially and sold in U.S. retail outlets. This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant – as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children – make informed choices when it comes to fish that is healthy and safe to eat.




DHSS and Delaware State Police Warn of Spike in Overdoses in Western Sussex County; Immediate Assistance Available at 911 or DHSS’ Crisis Helpline

Date Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

NEW CASTLE (April 22, 2017) – In the wake of a significant increase in heroin overdoses in western Sussex County, including one that was fatal, from Thursday through early Saturday, health and law enforcement officials are warning users, families, treatment providers and health care professionals of the dangerous spike. For users and families who want […]




Turn In Unused Medications April 29, 2017: Attorney General Denn, Sens. Carper And Coons, DEA, DHSS And Walgreens Announce Drug Take-Back Day

Date Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

With hundreds of lives being lost to drug overdoses each year, Delaware will hold a Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017 to help reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at locations statewide between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.




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