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Delaware Recognizes Supervised Visitation Awareness Month through Toy Drive, Wearing Orange

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019

NEW CASTLE (May 15, 2019) – During Supervised Visitation Awareness Month, the Department of Health and Social Services’ Office of Community Services is conducting a toy drive to provide new toys, books and games for use at Delaware’s six Family Visitation Centers (FVCs). Through June 10, drop-off bins will be located at all State Service […]




Drug Take-Back Day Event Collects 5,385 Pounds of Unwanted Or Expired Medications

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DOVER (May 15, 2019) – During the 18th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on April 27, 2019, Delaware collected 5,385 pounds of unwanted or expired medicine, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Division of Public Health (DPH). That amount is approximately 1,600 pounds more than the 3,739 pounds collected in October. […]




Patients of Sussex County Doctor Whose Medical License, Controlled Substance Registration Revoked Getting Resources

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of State | Division of Public Health | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019

DOVER (May 9, 2019) – On May 8, 2019, the medical license and controlled substance registrations of Nihar B. Gala, MD, were permanently revoked by the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline. The revocation was a result of allegations of unprofessional conduct related to the prescription of opioids to a patient at high risk […]




25 Young People, 3 Groups to Be Honored with Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award at May 14 Ceremony

Delaware Health and Social Services | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

NEW CASTLE (May 8, 2019) – Highlighting the difference that young volunteers make in their communities, Governor John Carney will present the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards to 25 individuals and three groups during a May 14 ceremony in recognition of their service to Delaware. “Giving back to our communities is one of the most […]




First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Announces Statewide Partnership at Trauma Awareness Month Kickoff

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

First Lady also announces first Compassionate Champion Award winners   DOVER, Del. – At a kickoff event for Trauma Awareness Month in Delaware, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney today announced the launch of a new, growing statewide partnership for trauma-informed care to help elevate stories of the work of leaders in trauma-informed practices and approaches across the state called Trauma Informed Delaware. The […]







  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services


Delaware Recognizes Supervised Visitation Awareness Month through Toy Drive, Wearing Orange

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019

NEW CASTLE (May 15, 2019) – During Supervised Visitation Awareness Month, the Department of Health and Social Services’ Office of Community Services is conducting a toy drive to provide new toys, books and games for use at Delaware’s six Family Visitation Centers (FVCs). Through June 10, drop-off bins will be located at all State Service […]




Drug Take-Back Day Event Collects 5,385 Pounds of Unwanted Or Expired Medications

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DOVER (May 15, 2019) – During the 18th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on April 27, 2019, Delaware collected 5,385 pounds of unwanted or expired medicine, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Division of Public Health (DPH). That amount is approximately 1,600 pounds more than the 3,739 pounds collected in October. […]




Patients of Sussex County Doctor Whose Medical License, Controlled Substance Registration Revoked Getting Resources

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of State | Division of Public Health | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019

DOVER (May 9, 2019) – On May 8, 2019, the medical license and controlled substance registrations of Nihar B. Gala, MD, were permanently revoked by the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline. The revocation was a result of allegations of unprofessional conduct related to the prescription of opioids to a patient at high risk […]




25 Young People, 3 Groups to Be Honored with Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award at May 14 Ceremony

Delaware Health and Social Services | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

NEW CASTLE (May 8, 2019) – Highlighting the difference that young volunteers make in their communities, Governor John Carney will present the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards to 25 individuals and three groups during a May 14 ceremony in recognition of their service to Delaware. “Giving back to our communities is one of the most […]




First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Announces Statewide Partnership at Trauma Awareness Month Kickoff

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

First Lady also announces first Compassionate Champion Award winners   DOVER, Del. – At a kickoff event for Trauma Awareness Month in Delaware, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney today announced the launch of a new, growing statewide partnership for trauma-informed care to help elevate stories of the work of leaders in trauma-informed practices and approaches across the state called Trauma Informed Delaware. The […]