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Inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day Oct. 26 in Wilmington

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 10, 2019) – The Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) will host its inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day at Herman Holloway Park/Compton Park in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. In the case of rain, the event will be held at the […]




DPH Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in Delaware

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Delaware residents that it is participating in a multi-state investigation into an outbreak of severe pulmonary disease reported across the country. As of today, 33 states, including Delaware, have reported possible cases of lung illnesses associated with use of e-cigarette products (e.g., devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges). While there are no confirmed cases in Delaware at this time, DPH is currently investigating three possible cases among Delaware residents.




DPH to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication Naloxone Friday, Sept. 6 in Millsboro

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019

n response to six suspected overdose deaths, including four in Sussex County, that occurred over the holiday weekend, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will hold a Community Naloxone Training and Distribution event in Millsboro on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Fire Company, 109 East State St., Millsboro, DE 19966.




Secretary Walker Announces Appointment of New Director to Lead DHSS’ Division of Health Care Quality

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Walker announced the appointment of Yrene Waldron, former Executive Director of the Delaware Health Care Facilities Association, to lead the Division of Health Care Quality. She will begin her duties Sept. 16. “I am thrilled that Yrene is joining […]




Delaware Officials Issue Warning after 6 Suspected Overdose Deaths During Holiday Weekend

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment and to acquire the overdose-reversing medication naloxone in the wake of six suspected overdose deaths, including four in Sussex County, during the holiday weekend. The six […]







  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services


Inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day Oct. 26 in Wilmington

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 10, 2019) – The Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) will host its inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day at Herman Holloway Park/Compton Park in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. In the case of rain, the event will be held at the […]




DPH Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in Delaware

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Delaware residents that it is participating in a multi-state investigation into an outbreak of severe pulmonary disease reported across the country. As of today, 33 states, including Delaware, have reported possible cases of lung illnesses associated with use of e-cigarette products (e.g., devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges). While there are no confirmed cases in Delaware at this time, DPH is currently investigating three possible cases among Delaware residents.




DPH to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication Naloxone Friday, Sept. 6 in Millsboro

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019

n response to six suspected overdose deaths, including four in Sussex County, that occurred over the holiday weekend, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will hold a Community Naloxone Training and Distribution event in Millsboro on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Fire Company, 109 East State St., Millsboro, DE 19966.




Secretary Walker Announces Appointment of New Director to Lead DHSS’ Division of Health Care Quality

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Walker announced the appointment of Yrene Waldron, former Executive Director of the Delaware Health Care Facilities Association, to lead the Division of Health Care Quality. She will begin her duties Sept. 16. “I am thrilled that Yrene is joining […]




Delaware Officials Issue Warning after 6 Suspected Overdose Deaths During Holiday Weekend

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment and to acquire the overdose-reversing medication naloxone in the wake of six suspected overdose deaths, including four in Sussex County, during the holiday weekend. The six […]