Category: Delaware Health and Social Services

Don’t Get Sick from Your Holiday Picnic

Date Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

DOVER — Summer months mean picnics, days at the beach, camping, and road trips. But as temperatures continue to rise, so do your chances of contracting a foodborne illness if you do not properly handle and sanitize your food. The Division of Public (DPH) Health Office of Food Protection encourages Delawareans to be mindful of […]

Governor Carney’s Statement on the Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney released on Tuesday the following statement on the U.S. Senate Republicans’ healthcare plan: “The Senate Republican healthcare bill would lead to thousands of Delawareans losing their health insurance and cause premiums to rise dramatically for older Delawareans. It would force the state’s Medicaid program to reduce or eliminate coverage […]

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.



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