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Working Individuals, Families Urged to Meet with Volunteer Tax Preparers to Check Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019

NEW CASTLE (March 7, 2019) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is urging working individuals and families in Delaware to meet with volunteer tax preparers at locations across the state to determine if they are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and to file a federal tax return by […]




Op-ed: Protecting the Health of our Young People by Raising the Minimum Sales Age of Tobacco Products from 18 to 21

Division of Public Health | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Protecting the Health of our Young People, and our State’s Future, by Raising the Minimum Sales Age of Tobacco Products from 18 to 21 Op-ed by Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, Director, Division of Public Health, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services It’s a fact that most smokers start using tobacco as youth: Eighty-nine […]




Governor Carney Announces Support for Legislation to Raise Tobacco Sales Age

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Video | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Senate Bill 25 would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 DOVER, Del. – Surrounded by members of the General Assembly, advocates, students, and health care professionals, Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced his support for Senate Bill 25 – legislation that would raise the legal age for sales of […]




DPH to Distribute Overdose Reversing Medication Naloxone March 9, 2019 in Georgetown

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

GEORGETOWN (March 1, 2019) – In an effort to reduce the number of individuals dying from drug overdoses in Delaware, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will hold Community Naloxone Distribution events in each county throughout the month of March. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the general public from 10 a.m. […]




Flu Deaths Continue to Rise in Delaware; DPH Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

DOVER (March 1, 2019) — Although the overall number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases in Delaware this flu season remains lower than the total number of cases reported at the same time last year, the number of flu-related deaths has continued to increase during the 2018-2019 flu season. As of February 16, 2019, the most recent […]







  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services


Working Individuals, Families Urged to Meet with Volunteer Tax Preparers to Check Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019

NEW CASTLE (March 7, 2019) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is urging working individuals and families in Delaware to meet with volunteer tax preparers at locations across the state to determine if they are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and to file a federal tax return by […]




Op-ed: Protecting the Health of our Young People by Raising the Minimum Sales Age of Tobacco Products from 18 to 21

Division of Public Health | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Protecting the Health of our Young People, and our State’s Future, by Raising the Minimum Sales Age of Tobacco Products from 18 to 21 Op-ed by Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, Director, Division of Public Health, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services It’s a fact that most smokers start using tobacco as youth: Eighty-nine […]




Governor Carney Announces Support for Legislation to Raise Tobacco Sales Age

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Video | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Senate Bill 25 would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 DOVER, Del. – Surrounded by members of the General Assembly, advocates, students, and health care professionals, Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced his support for Senate Bill 25 – legislation that would raise the legal age for sales of […]




DPH to Distribute Overdose Reversing Medication Naloxone March 9, 2019 in Georgetown

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

GEORGETOWN (March 1, 2019) – In an effort to reduce the number of individuals dying from drug overdoses in Delaware, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will hold Community Naloxone Distribution events in each county throughout the month of March. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the general public from 10 a.m. […]




Flu Deaths Continue to Rise in Delaware; DPH Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

DOVER (March 1, 2019) — Although the overall number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases in Delaware this flu season remains lower than the total number of cases reported at the same time last year, the number of flu-related deaths has continued to increase during the 2018-2019 flu season. As of February 16, 2019, the most recent […]