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Governor Carney Signs Legislation Forming a Behavioral Health Consortium and Addiction Action Committee in Delaware

Date Posted: Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Categories:  DSCYF Governor John Carney Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long Office of the Lieutenant Governor Public Health

Georgetown, Del. – On Wednesday, at the site of the future SUN Behavioral Health Hospital, Governor John Carney signed into law Senate Bill 111 and House Bill 220 – bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the addiction epidemic Delaware faces and improving resources for those struggling with mental illness. Senate Bill 111 creates the Behavioral Health […]




Supporting and Celebrating Breastfeeding Mothers Focus of August 3 Conference in Dover

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

Registration is now open for the DPH WIC Program’s 2017 WIC World Breastfeeding Celebration Aug. 3, 2017. The theme is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.”




Health Officials Urge Individuals, Families to Seek Treatment or Access to Naloxone in Wake of Six Suspected Heroin Overdose Deaths

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney New Castle County News Office of the Governor Public Health Sussex County

NEW CASTLE (July 25, 2017) – Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment or have the overdose-reversing medication naloxone on hand in the wake of six suspected heroin overdose deaths in the past three weeks involving specific stamps. Through […]




Volunteers Needed for State Animal Response Team

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

The Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) is seeking individuals interesting in assisting animals in emergencies and disasters. The OAW Delaware Animal Response (DAR) program is recruiting community volunteers for its Delaware State Animal Response Team (DE SART) and their specialized unit, the Delaware Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (DE VMRC).




Governor Carney Signs Legislation to Expand Access to Overdose-Reversing Medication to Pharmacies

Date Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor Public Health

New law will allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone without an individual prescription under same protections afforded to doctors DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday signed into law Senate Bill 48 to expand community access to the life-saving drug naloxone by making it possible for pharmacists to dispense the antidote without an individual prescription […]




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