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WIC participants can now use WIC Farmers’ Market coupons at select Delaware farmers’ markets

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Agriculture Public Health

Participants in Delaware’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program can now use special coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at 11 Delaware farmers’ markets under a pilot program beginning this week.




Office of Animal Welfare Reminds Residents of Statewide Locations for Purchasing Dog Licenses

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

It’s now easier than ever for dog owners in Delaware to license their furry family members, as required by state law. The Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) has just added three retail locations to the list of places where residents can purchase dog licenses. Dog licenses are required for all dogs, six months and older. Those who fail to license their dogs face fines of $50 or more.




Delaware Public Health Urges Residents to Take Additional Prevention Measures in Extreme Heat

Date Posted: Friday, August 12th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

While temperatures will again climb into the 90s this weekend, heat indexes (‘feels-like’ temperatures) are predicted to soar to over 100 degrees. With the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning continuing through 9 pm. Sunday for New Castle County, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is urging residents statewide to take precautions and preventive measures in the extreme heat conditions. Hot weather can cause heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and severe respiratory conditions, which can be fatal.




DPH, DNREC Join Sen. Carper to Announce Zika Funding for Delaware

Date Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC Public Health

Senator Carper joined officials from the Division of Public Health and DNREC to announce $813,000 in federal funding to help Delaware’s efforts to prevent and respond to the Zika virus.




Division of Public Health Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month

Date Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

Every year, thousands of Americans are hospitalized, and some die, from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination. To celebrate the importance of immunizations for all ages, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.




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