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DHSS’ Division for the Visually Impaired Helps with Training for Wilmington Police Department

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

WILMINGTON (Feb. 22, 2017) The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) partnered with the Wilmington Police Department earlier this month to provide visual impairment sensitivity training for almost 65 police officers at the Walnut Street precinct. With the success of the training, conducted by DVI certified orientation & mobility therapists Heather Dougherty and Maria […]




New grants available from DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate to support strong, sustainable communities

Date Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC

Municipalities, county governments and partners invited to apply for new Sustainable Communities Planning Grants DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate invites municipalities, county governments and their academic and non-profit partners to apply for the new Sustainable Communities Planning Grants now available. These competitive grants support planning and assessment projects that improve a community’s economy, […]




DPH Announces Second Flu Death of the Season: Holds Annual Legislative Hall Flu Clinic

Date Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) held its final community flu clinic of the 2016-2017 flu season on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at the Legislative Hall Library. The annual event is open to the public and 31 people were vaccinated.

Additionally, DPH is announcing the second flu-related death for the 2016-2017 season. A 98-year-old New Castle County woman who had underlying health conditions and passed away last week. She had been diagnosed with influenza A.




State of Delaware releases 2016 progress report on climate change and steps forward

Date Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC

The State of Delaware this week released Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report, highlighting the state’s progress toward meeting the challenges of climate change and outlining steps forward, DNREC announced today.




Delaware Ranks in Top 5 in Nation For Childhood Immunization, DPH Immunization Program Honored With Awards

Date Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Delaware ranks third in the nation for its percentage of immunized children ages 19 to 35 months, and seventh for its percentage of adolescents receiving the trio of the recommended human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccines, according to a recent national rankings report.





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