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Delaware to Participate in NGA’s Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network

Date Posted: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney Office of the Governor Public Health

Initiative will help states anticipate effects of federal health care changes, and discuss new ways to reduce costs WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Thursday that Delaware has been selected as one of 14 states to participate in the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network – an initiative led by the National Governors […]




DPH Seeking Public Input On How to Reach Residents During Emergencies

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is seeking the public’s input to develop the most clear and effective ways to reach Delawareans in the event of emergency situations such as hurricanes, flooding, serious illness outbreaks, industrial accidents, and power outages. Over the next several weeks, DPH will survey Delaware residents via email and in-person small group discussions to better understand how to best reach residents with the most accurate and up-to-date information during an emergency event. The information will be used to develop a meaningful Emergency Public Information and Warning Plan for the State of Delaware.




DPH Announces Two More Flu-Related Deaths, Urges Delawareans To Increase Prevention Measures

Date Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Influenza continues to significantly impact Delaware for the 216-2017 flu season. The Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today the fourth and fifth flu-related fatalities in Delaware for the current season, as well as a continued sharp increase in cases for those ages 0 – 24. Both of the deceased individuals were elderly, and had multiple underlying health conditions in addition to being infected with influenza. The first week of February, an 86-year-old Kent County man, residing in a nursing home, passed away after being transported to the hospital. Last week, a 90-year-old New Castle County man who lived at home passed away. He had also been transported to the hospital as a result of his illness. Both men were infected with Influenza A.




First Flu-Related Death In Sussex County Senior; Cases Among Children And Youth Surging

Date Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

As influenza continues to spread across Delaware, the Division of Public Health (DPH) announces the first Sussex County flu-related death for the 2016-2017 season. The deceased was a 74-year-old female who was a resident at a long-term care facility. The Delaware Public Health Laboratory confirmed that she had been diagnosed with Influenza A and had multiple underlying health conditions. Her death brings the state total this flu season to three. The three people who died all had underlying health conditions, in addition to being ill with the flu.




Division of Public Health Welcomes New Dental Director

Date Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is pleased to welcome Dr. Nicholas Conte, as Dental Director for the DPH Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services (BOHDS).





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