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DPH to distribute overdose reversing medication naloxone March 2, 2019 at AtTack Addiction 5K

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 13, 2019) – In an effort to reduce the number of individuals overdosing, and dying from drug overdoses in Delaware, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the Community Naloxone Distribution Initiative. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the general public, at events in each county in March. […]




Delaware Will Issue March Food Benefits on March 4 to Reduce Hardships

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 12, 2019) – To reduce hardships on families and individuals, Delaware will issue March food benefits to all SNAP households on March 4, rather than staggering them across a three-week period. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be loaded onto clients’ Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards on March 4, ensuring a […]




DPH Announces Three Additional Flu-Related Deaths

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019

DOVER  — The number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases continues to increase in Delaware, and the Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing three recent flu-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths for the 2018-2019 season thus far to eight. The most recent victim is an 83-year-old man from New Castle County, with underlying health […]




Help is available for Delawareans struggling to afford food

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Newark, Del. (January 30, 2019) – While the federal government has reopened, the country’s longest government shutdown continues to impact Delawareans, including the 136,000 individuals who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase food. Because February SNAP benefits were issued early, this could result in some households having as much as a two-month gap […]




Code Purple Declared As Bitterly Cold Temperatures, Sub-Zero Wind Chills Arrive

Delaware Health and Social Services | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Jan. 30, 2019) With Delaware facing the coldest temperatures of the winter from Wednesday night through Thursday, Code Purple is being declared across the state by the nonprofit and volunteer organizations that operate the shelters to keep people who are homeless safe during dangerous winter weather. When severe snowstorms or sub-zero temperatures are […]







  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services


DPH to distribute overdose reversing medication naloxone March 2, 2019 at AtTack Addiction 5K

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 13, 2019) – In an effort to reduce the number of individuals overdosing, and dying from drug overdoses in Delaware, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the Community Naloxone Distribution Initiative. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the general public, at events in each county in March. […]




Delaware Will Issue March Food Benefits on March 4 to Reduce Hardships

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 12, 2019) – To reduce hardships on families and individuals, Delaware will issue March food benefits to all SNAP households on March 4, rather than staggering them across a three-week period. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be loaded onto clients’ Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards on March 4, ensuring a […]




DPH Announces Three Additional Flu-Related Deaths

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019

DOVER  — The number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases continues to increase in Delaware, and the Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing three recent flu-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths for the 2018-2019 season thus far to eight. The most recent victim is an 83-year-old man from New Castle County, with underlying health […]




Help is available for Delawareans struggling to afford food

Delaware Health and Social Services | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Newark, Del. (January 30, 2019) – While the federal government has reopened, the country’s longest government shutdown continues to impact Delawareans, including the 136,000 individuals who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase food. Because February SNAP benefits were issued early, this could result in some households having as much as a two-month gap […]




Code Purple Declared As Bitterly Cold Temperatures, Sub-Zero Wind Chills Arrive

Delaware Health and Social Services | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Jan. 30, 2019) With Delaware facing the coldest temperatures of the winter from Wednesday night through Thursday, Code Purple is being declared across the state by the nonprofit and volunteer organizations that operate the shelters to keep people who are homeless safe during dangerous winter weather. When severe snowstorms or sub-zero temperatures are […]