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  Category: Division of Public Health


Delaware Division Of Public Health Recognized As A Healthy People 2030 Champion

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, July 1, 2022

DOVER, DE (July 1, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Healthy People 2030 Champion. As a Healthy People 2030 Champion, DPH has demonstrated a commitment to helping […]




Stray Cat in Smyrna Tests Positive for Rabies

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

DOVER (June 29, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Kent County residents who live or spend time near the area of Smyrna Landing Road in Smyrna that a positive case of rabies in a stray cat has been reported. Two individuals were potentially exposed to the stray cat in the residential neighborhood. The […]




Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social Services

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division for the Visually Impaired | Division of Developmental Disabilities Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

NEW CASTLE (June 22, 2022) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Molly Magarik today announced five leadership changes for the agency involving the Office of the Secretary and the Division of Public Health. The changes: Dava Newnam, who has served as Associate Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for DHSS, has […]




COVID-19 Vaccines For Children 6 Months to 5 Years Receives Federal Authorization; DE Vaccines to Begin Week of June 20

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2022

DOVER, DE (June 18, 2022) – Parents of children ages 6 months through 5 years old, will be able to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 starting the week of June 20, 2022, according to the Division of Public Health (DPH). Vaccines for this youngest age group received final sign off for Emergency Use Authorization, from the Food […]




DPH Prepares for CDC to Authorize Vaccines for Children Under 5; Urges Safety During Event-Filled Weekend

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2022

DOVER, DE (June 17, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reports an overall decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization since the previous monthly COVID-19 update released on May 21, 2022. While COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are experiencing a decreasing trend, DPH encourages Delawareans to rely on trusted prevention actions to stay one step ahead of COVID-19 during this event-filled weekend that […]







  Category: Division of Public Health


Delaware Division Of Public Health Recognized As A Healthy People 2030 Champion

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, July 1, 2022

DOVER, DE (July 1, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Healthy People 2030 Champion. As a Healthy People 2030 Champion, DPH has demonstrated a commitment to helping […]




Stray Cat in Smyrna Tests Positive for Rabies

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

DOVER (June 29, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Kent County residents who live or spend time near the area of Smyrna Landing Road in Smyrna that a positive case of rabies in a stray cat has been reported. Two individuals were potentially exposed to the stray cat in the residential neighborhood. The […]




Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social Services

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division for the Visually Impaired | Division of Developmental Disabilities Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

NEW CASTLE (June 22, 2022) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Molly Magarik today announced five leadership changes for the agency involving the Office of the Secretary and the Division of Public Health. The changes: Dava Newnam, who has served as Associate Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Chief Operating Officer for DHSS, has […]




COVID-19 Vaccines For Children 6 Months to 5 Years Receives Federal Authorization; DE Vaccines to Begin Week of June 20

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2022

DOVER, DE (June 18, 2022) – Parents of children ages 6 months through 5 years old, will be able to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 starting the week of June 20, 2022, according to the Division of Public Health (DPH). Vaccines for this youngest age group received final sign off for Emergency Use Authorization, from the Food […]




DPH Prepares for CDC to Authorize Vaccines for Children Under 5; Urges Safety During Event-Filled Weekend

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2022

DOVER, DE (June 17, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reports an overall decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization since the previous monthly COVID-19 update released on May 21, 2022. While COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are experiencing a decreasing trend, DPH encourages Delawareans to rely on trusted prevention actions to stay one step ahead of COVID-19 during this event-filled weekend that […]