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  • Supporting and Celebrating Breastfeeding Mothers Focus of August 3 Conference in DoverRegistration is now open for the DPH WIC Program’s 2017 WIC World Breastfeeding Celebration Aug. 3, 2017. The theme is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.”2017-07-27 14:19:43
  • Health Officials Urge Individuals, Families to Seek Treatment or Access to Naloxone in Wake of Six Suspected Heroin Overdose Deaths2017-07-25 16:19:42
  • Volunteers Needed for State Animal Response TeamThe 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).2017-07-24 17:15:13
  • Governor Carney Signs Legislation to Expand Access to Overdose-Reversing Medication to Pharmacies2017-07-20 15:19:35
  • Public Health Makes it Easier to Apply for Distressed Cemetery FundsThe Division of Public Health (DPH) is changing its Distressed Cemetery Fund guidelines to encourage cemetery owners, managers or caretakers with minimal resources to apply for funds by making the application process more attractive and efficient. The goal is to assist those that have shown an ongoing commitment to repairing cemeteries by increasing the maximum award amount, decreasing the match requirement, and reducing the waiting period between applications. 2017-07-18 10:30:12
  • DPH Encourages Residents to Prepare for Dangerously High Temperatures, Take Steps to Prevent Heat Illness as Temperatures SoarWith temperatures expected to reach the mid-to-high 90s and heat index values ranging from 100 to 105 degrees later this week, the Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages Delaware residents to prepare for extreme heat and take steps to prevent heat illness as temperatures rise. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for New Castle County and an Excessive Heat Advisory for Kent and Sussex counties between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13.2017-07-12 16:45:14
  • DNREC, Division of Public Health now accepting proposals for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water planning grantsThe Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and Office of Environmental Finance, and the Delaware Division of Public Health are now accepting project proposals from state, county, and municipal governments, and conservation districts for matching grants for wastewater, surface water and drinking water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23. 2017-07-11 15:24:16
  • Delaware Cancer Mortality Drops Again; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer ReportCancer screening and early detection have contributed to a continuing decline in Delaware’s all-site cancer mortality rate over the past decade, say Delaware Public Health officials. From 1999-2003 to 2009-2013, Delaware’s cancer death rate decreased 15 percent, an improvement that was slightly higher than the decline seen nationally (14 percent), according to the latest cancer data announced by the Division of Public Health (DPH).2017-07-10 15:12:01
  • Don't Get Sick from Your Holiday Picnic2017-06-29 13:29:36
  • DPH Continues to Promote Zika Awareness Through Statewide Advertising CampaignThe 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.2017-06-16 13:39:51
  • DNREC to update community June 19 on Hockessin Ground Water Plume Site investigations 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 19707.2017-06-14 09:51:39
  • DPH Health Equity Summit June 29, 2017 in DoverDid 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. 2017-06-13 14:58:37
  • DPH Encourages Residents to Make a Heat Safety Plan, Including One for Pets, As Temperatures SoarThough 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. 2017-06-12 16:46:59
  • Lt. Governor Hall-Long Announces Legislation to Improve Behavioral Health Services in Delaware2017-06-08 14:42:15
  • Division of Public Health and Indian River School District Announce TB Response at Howard T. Ennis SchoolThe Division of Public Health (DPH) and Indian River School District announced today that a small number of individuals may have been exposed to someone with active tuberculosis (TB) as part of being transported to and from the Howard T. Ennis School. DPH is making contact with those individuals to offer free screenings, as well as treatment if needed. To protect medical privacy, no additional information will be provided on the active TB case or the individuals who need testing. While the risk of transmission is low, the medical guidance is that those who have been exposed and become infected with the TB bacteria should be treated so they do not develop TB disease.2017-06-06 16:00:25



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