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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.




DPH Health Equity Summit June 29, 2017 in Dover

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Did you know that where you live, how much you earn, and your social connections may have an adverse impact on your personal health? In an effort to address and eliminate such disparities among people statewide, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will present its annual Health Equity Summit on June 29, 2017, at Delaware State University’s Martin Luther King Student Center in Dover. The times are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.




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 […]




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