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DPH Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in Delaware

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Delaware residents that it is participating in a multi-state investigation into an outbreak of severe pulmonary disease reported across the country. As of today, 33 states, including Delaware, have reported possible cases of lung illnesses associated with use of e-cigarette products (e.g., devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges). While there are no confirmed cases in Delaware at this time, DPH is currently investigating three possible cases among Delaware residents.




DPH to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication Naloxone Friday, Sept. 6 in Millsboro

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019

n response to six suspected overdose deaths, including four in Sussex County, that occurred over the holiday weekend, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will hold a Community Naloxone Training and Distribution event in Millsboro on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Fire Company, 109 East State St., Millsboro, DE 19966.




Delaware Officials Issue Warning after 6 Suspected Overdose Deaths During Holiday Weekend

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment and to acquire the overdose-reversing medication naloxone in the wake of six suspected overdose deaths, including four in Sussex County, during the holiday weekend. The six […]




Bayhealth and Beebe Medical Centers Each Awarded $750,000 to Develop Rural Residency Programs

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

DOVER – Bayhealth and Beebe Medical Centers have each received $750,000 in federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop rural residency programs. HRSA awarded approximately $20 million in Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grants to recipients across […]




Public Health Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is looking for volunteers to participate in an emergency preparedness exercise on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at two Delaware Technical Community College (Delaware Tech) campuses. The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate the state’s ability to set up Points of Dispensing and simulate the dispersal of life-saving medication in an emergency situation.







  Category: Division of Public Health


DPH Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in Delaware

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Delaware residents that it is participating in a multi-state investigation into an outbreak of severe pulmonary disease reported across the country. As of today, 33 states, including Delaware, have reported possible cases of lung illnesses associated with use of e-cigarette products (e.g., devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges). While there are no confirmed cases in Delaware at this time, DPH is currently investigating three possible cases among Delaware residents.




DPH to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication Naloxone Friday, Sept. 6 in Millsboro

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019

n response to six suspected overdose deaths, including four in Sussex County, that occurred over the holiday weekend, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will hold a Community Naloxone Training and Distribution event in Millsboro on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. DPH will distribute free naloxone kits to members of the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Fire Company, 109 East State St., Millsboro, DE 19966.




Delaware Officials Issue Warning after 6 Suspected Overdose Deaths During Holiday Weekend

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 3, 2019) – Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment and to acquire the overdose-reversing medication naloxone in the wake of six suspected overdose deaths, including four in Sussex County, during the holiday weekend. The six […]




Bayhealth and Beebe Medical Centers Each Awarded $750,000 to Develop Rural Residency Programs

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

DOVER – Bayhealth and Beebe Medical Centers have each received $750,000 in federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop rural residency programs. HRSA awarded approximately $20 million in Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grants to recipients across […]




Public Health Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is looking for volunteers to participate in an emergency preparedness exercise on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at two Delaware Technical Community College (Delaware Tech) campuses. The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate the state’s ability to set up Points of Dispensing and simulate the dispersal of life-saving medication in an emergency situation.