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Community Volunteers Needed to Sponsor Residents for the Holidays at Governor Bacon, Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

Date Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 3, 2017) – In keeping with the spirit of holiday giving, the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) in Smyrna and the Governor Bacon Health Center (GBHC) in Delaware City are asking members of the community to sponsor a resident at either nursing home operated by the Department of Health and […]




Open Enrollment Starts Wednesday for Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney Insurance Commissioner News

NEW CASTLE (Oct. 31, 2017) – With the open enrollment period for Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace cut in half from 12 weeks to six weeks, Delawarean seeking coverage for 2018 are urged to sign up early  beginning Nov. 1 in order to avoid any last-minute rush before the Dec. 15 deadline. Early enrollment is also […]




MEDIA ADVISORY: Health Insurance Marketplace Kickoff Press Conference

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney

WHAT:           Governor John Carney and DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker will be joined by Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, Westside Family Healthcare President/CEO Lolita Lopez and others for a kickoff event for the fifth year of Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace. The press conference also will feature an enrollee on Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment, […]




Delaware Steps Up Fight Against Addiction; Begins Work to Expand Mental Health Services

Date Posted: Friday, October 27th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services DSCYF Governor John Carney Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long Office of the Lieutenant Governor Public Health

Led by Lt. Governor Hall-Long, new group will develop plan to do more to help Delawareans battle substance abuse, increase mental health treatment options and support families NEW CASTLE, Del. – Delaware officials, health professionals and community advocates came together Friday to take the next step in Delaware’s fight against substance use addiction. The Behavioral […]




October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Date Posted: Friday, October 27th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Nearly one in four women, and one in nine men, will experience domestic violence, in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Delaware, that translates to 136,000 women and approximately 108,000 men who have been impacted. As October draws to a close, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the long-term health impacts of this important social issue.




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