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  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services


Flu Season Now Underway; Get Vaccinated Today

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, October 9, 2023

As the temperatures start to drop and the leaves begin to change, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) marks the start of 2023-2024 influenza (flu) season. Infection with flu can cause mild to severe illness, and sometimes even death.  As a possible signal of what we might expect, the U.S. often looks at what Australia and New Zealand experienced in the Southern Hemisphere during their flu season in our summer.  This year, the countries had a particularly active flu season.  As the spread of RSV and COVID-19 variants continue, and the possibility that an active flu season is ahead, the DPH recommends Delaware residents get their flu vaccines as soon as possible.




Experts Warn of Potential Increase in Illicit Drug Use Amid Shortage of Prescription Stimulants

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Monday, October 2, 2023

Amidst a shortage of prescription stimulants, concerns have been raised about the potential increase in illicit drug use. With many individuals relying on prescription stimulants to manage conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the shortage has left many struggling to access the medication they need. This has led some individuals to turn to illicit drugs […]




DHSS Adds Prescription Drug and Imaging Procedures Cost Comparisons to CostAware Website

Delaware Health and Social Services | Health Care Commission | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2023

NEW CASTLE – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced today enhancements to the CostAware website, designed to help Delawareans understand how their health care dollars are spent by comparing the variation of average costs for different episodes of care and medical services based on actual medical and pharmacy claims in Delaware. […]




DPH Announces Annual Celebration Event for #MyReasonWhyDE

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing their youth-led #MyReasonWhyDE annual celebration. The public is cordially invited to attend this annual celebration on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Delaware Contemporary, located at 200 S. Madison St. in Wilmington. Doors open at 6 P.M.; event starts at 6:30 P.M.  The #MyReasonWhy campaign is part of DPH’s long-term strategy to work with partner organizations in the community and […]




HRSA Visits DHSS to Review Substance Use Disorder Prevention Work

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was in Delaware on August 31, 2023, to review the innovative substance use disorder prevention work that the Department of Health and Human Services is conducting in Sussex County, Delaware. The Division of Forensic Science reported that 537 people died of a […]







  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services

Flu Season Now Underway; Get Vaccinated Today

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, October 9, 2023

As the temperatures start to drop and the leaves begin to change, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) marks the start of 2023-2024 influenza (flu) season. Infection with flu can cause mild to severe illness, and sometimes even death.  As a possible signal of what we might expect, the U.S. often looks at what Australia and New Zealand experienced in the Southern Hemisphere during their flu season in our summer.  This year, the countries had a particularly active flu season.  As the spread of RSV and COVID-19 variants continue, and the possibility that an active flu season is ahead, the DPH recommends Delaware residents get their flu vaccines as soon as possible.




Experts Warn of Potential Increase in Illicit Drug Use Amid Shortage of Prescription Stimulants

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Monday, October 2, 2023

Amidst a shortage of prescription stimulants, concerns have been raised about the potential increase in illicit drug use. With many individuals relying on prescription stimulants to manage conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the shortage has left many struggling to access the medication they need. This has led some individuals to turn to illicit drugs […]




DHSS Adds Prescription Drug and Imaging Procedures Cost Comparisons to CostAware Website

Delaware Health and Social Services | Health Care Commission | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2023

NEW CASTLE – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced today enhancements to the CostAware website, designed to help Delawareans understand how their health care dollars are spent by comparing the variation of average costs for different episodes of care and medical services based on actual medical and pharmacy claims in Delaware. […]




DPH Announces Annual Celebration Event for #MyReasonWhyDE

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing their youth-led #MyReasonWhyDE annual celebration. The public is cordially invited to attend this annual celebration on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Delaware Contemporary, located at 200 S. Madison St. in Wilmington. Doors open at 6 P.M.; event starts at 6:30 P.M.  The #MyReasonWhy campaign is part of DPH’s long-term strategy to work with partner organizations in the community and […]




HRSA Visits DHSS to Review Substance Use Disorder Prevention Work

Delaware Health and Social Services | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was in Delaware on August 31, 2023, to review the innovative substance use disorder prevention work that the Department of Health and Human Services is conducting in Sussex County, Delaware. The Division of Forensic Science reported that 537 people died of a […]