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Dec. 15 Is the Last Day to Sign up for 2018 Coverage on Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

EW CASTLE (Dec. 11, 2017) – Delawareans have just days left to sign up for or to change their health coverage for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment ends on Dec. 15, with coverage for those who enroll by that date and who pay their first premium beginning Jan. 1, 2018. State residents […]




Public Health Closes Illegal Tattoo Operation in Selbyville

Date Posted: Friday, December 1st, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

On Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) ordered closure of an unpermitted body art establishment operating out of a barbershop in Selbyville. In addition to operating without a permit and being entirely unregulated, DPH staff were unable to confirm that proper sanitary precautions were used. DPH Health Systems Protection staff closed not only the body art establishment, in which tattooing and body piercing activities were taking place without a permit, but also the B & B Barber Shop, located at 5 West Church St., Unit 203, for grossly unsanitary conditions.




Holiday Poinsettia Sale to Run Dec. 4-22 at Greenhouse on DHSS’ Herman Holloway Campus

Date Posted: Friday, December 1st, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

NEW CASTLE (Dec. 1, 2017) – The annual holiday sale of poinsettias grown at the greenhouse on the Department of Health and Social Services’ Herman Holloway Campus near New Castle will begin Dec. 4 and run through Dec. 22. The greenhouse is operated by Bright Spot Urban Farm and proceeds from the sale of the […]




World AIDS Day Events in Delaware Dec. 1, 2017

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, marks the 29th World AIDS Day, providing an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and raise awareness of the continuing epidemic around the globe. This year’s theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships”. Several events are scheduled statewide in observance of World AIDS Day.




11 People Died from Suspected Overdoses During Long Holiday Weekend; DSAMH Community Engagement Sessions Begin This Week

Date Posted: Monday, November 27th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 27, 2017) – Since Wednesday, 11 people have died in Delaware from suspected overdoses, raising the concern over the impact of the holidays on people who are in active use and prompting the Secretary of Health and Social Services to make an urgent plea for families to seek out a connection to […]




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