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Beat the Heat: Make a Plan

Date Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

While Delaware has yet to experience a significant heat wave in 2016, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is taking the opportunity at the beginning of the summer to remind residents to prepare for excessive heat as the temperatures start to go up.




Delaware Announces Fifth Zika Case From Travel Abroad

Date Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Public Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today a fifth Zika case following on the heels of the Friday announcement of a fourth case. The new case is a New Castle County adult male who traveled in May. Like the four other cases, the person acquired the illness from a mosquito bite while traveling abroad.




Orlando Response: #lovewins – Delaware Health and Social Services Community Resources

Date Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced community resources today in response to the shootings at an Orlando gay club over the weekend. Adults and youth struggling with grief or wanting to learn more about local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community resources, can call 2-1-1 in Delaware.




Department of Justice, Division of Public Health To Provide Lifesaving Opioid Antidote to Law Enforcement Agencies

Date Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Justice Press Releases Public Health

As part of the state’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of heroin and opioid related deaths in Delaware, Attorney General Matt Denn allocated funds to be used to purchase approximately 450 naloxone kits for law enforcement agencies through a partnership with the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). The approximately $50,000 for the purchase […]




Gov. Markell Declares May 23, 2016 Zika Awareness Day

Date Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

Governor Jack Markell declared Monday, May 23, 2016, Zika Awareness Day. The day is designed to remind people that preventing mosquito bites is the best protection against Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.




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