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DPH Recognizes May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 10, 2024

As warmer weather brings people outdoors and potentially in contact with ticks, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is recognizing Lyme Disease Awareness Month this May. According to DPH’s Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in Delaware, with over 300 cases reported each year. Lyme disease is spread […]




Delaware Officials Provide Latest Updates, Underscore Urgency Regarding Substance Use Disorder Outcomes in Delaware

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Monday, April 22, 2024

NEW CASTLE (April 22, 2024) – Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long and leaders from the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), along with partner community agencies, led a community response briefing on Monday to provide the latest outcome data and other information regarding the State’s efforts to support individuals struggling with substance use disorder in […]




DPH Hosts Family Assistance Center Emergency Response Full-Scale Exercise

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 19, 2024

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) hosted a Family Assistance Center (FAC) Full-Scale Exercise on Thursday, April 18, in Frankford. The exercise simulated a traffic collision with multiple coach buses and numerous injuries and fatalities. It was held to test the readiness and response capabilities of state agencies and the community. DPH collaborated with […]




Delaware Cancer Consortium Hosts 2024 Biennial Retreat

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

On April 9, 150 Delaware Cancer Consortium (DCC) members gathered for their 2024 retreat for presentations by prominent local and national speakers, including four cancer survivors who shared their diagnosis, care, and experience living with cancer. The theme was Vision. Purpose. Action. Coming Together to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, aligning with DCC’s goal to implement culturally inclusive initiatives […]




DPH Observes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will join health organizations and advocates around the globe to recognize World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on Sunday, March 24. This day commemorates Dr. Robert Koch’s groundbreaking discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is used to raise awareness and increase education about the threat of TB. DPH’s Tuberculosis Elimination and […]







  Category: Division of Public Health

DPH Recognizes May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 10, 2024

As warmer weather brings people outdoors and potentially in contact with ticks, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is recognizing Lyme Disease Awareness Month this May. According to DPH’s Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in Delaware, with over 300 cases reported each year. Lyme disease is spread […]




Delaware Officials Provide Latest Updates, Underscore Urgency Regarding Substance Use Disorder Outcomes in Delaware

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Monday, April 22, 2024

NEW CASTLE (April 22, 2024) – Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long and leaders from the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), along with partner community agencies, led a community response briefing on Monday to provide the latest outcome data and other information regarding the State’s efforts to support individuals struggling with substance use disorder in […]




DPH Hosts Family Assistance Center Emergency Response Full-Scale Exercise

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 19, 2024

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) hosted a Family Assistance Center (FAC) Full-Scale Exercise on Thursday, April 18, in Frankford. The exercise simulated a traffic collision with multiple coach buses and numerous injuries and fatalities. It was held to test the readiness and response capabilities of state agencies and the community. DPH collaborated with […]




Delaware Cancer Consortium Hosts 2024 Biennial Retreat

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

On April 9, 150 Delaware Cancer Consortium (DCC) members gathered for their 2024 retreat for presentations by prominent local and national speakers, including four cancer survivors who shared their diagnosis, care, and experience living with cancer. The theme was Vision. Purpose. Action. Coming Together to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, aligning with DCC’s goal to implement culturally inclusive initiatives […]




DPH Observes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will join health organizations and advocates around the globe to recognize World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on Sunday, March 24. This day commemorates Dr. Robert Koch’s groundbreaking discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is used to raise awareness and increase education about the threat of TB. DPH’s Tuberculosis Elimination and […]