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  Category: Division of Public Health


DPH Launches Lyme Disease Awareness Campaign

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

While many Delawareans couldn’t be happier to see spring’s arrival and winter’s departure, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is warning residents that with warm weather comes ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and increased chances of vector-borne diseases. Whether staying home or traveling in the coming months, DPH wants to remind Delawareans of the risk of these diseases, which include Lyme disease, Zika, and West Nile Virus, and to share prevention tips.




Delaware Falls Four Spots in Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 State Health Scorecard; Secretary Walker Says Health Care Spending and Better Outcomes Must Be Aligned

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

NEW CASTLE (May 3, 2018) – Ranking in the bottom half of states in a variety of health measures, including adults who smoke, annual diabetes treatment testing, and adults who are obese, Delaware fell four spots in The Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released today. Delaware ranked 22nd among all the […]




Delaware’s Dr. Vibha Sanwal Receives CDC’s Childhood Immunization Champion Award

Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018

Vibha Sanwal, MD, from Rainbow Pediatrics of Georgetown & Lewes, has been named a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion for her outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunizations in her clinic offices. The Division of Public Health’s nominated her for the award.




Four More Mumps Cases Identified, Bringing Total to 19

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

he Division of Public Health (DPH) has identified four more cases of the mumps in Delaware as part of its ongoing investigation of an outbreak among attendees at two multi-cultural dances in New Castle County, bringing the total number of mumps cases in 2018 to 19. At least 11 of the 19 persons with mumps attended either the Feb. 10, or March 3, 2018, social dance (Baile Mexicano) that took place at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.




24 Locations in Delaware to Participate in Drug Take-Back Day, April 28, 2018

Division of Public Health | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Delaware will hold its 16th Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018, to help reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at 24 locations statewide between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.







  Category: Division of Public Health


DPH Launches Lyme Disease Awareness Campaign

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

While many Delawareans couldn’t be happier to see spring’s arrival and winter’s departure, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is warning residents that with warm weather comes ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and increased chances of vector-borne diseases. Whether staying home or traveling in the coming months, DPH wants to remind Delawareans of the risk of these diseases, which include Lyme disease, Zika, and West Nile Virus, and to share prevention tips.




Delaware Falls Four Spots in Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 State Health Scorecard; Secretary Walker Says Health Care Spending and Better Outcomes Must Be Aligned

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

NEW CASTLE (May 3, 2018) – Ranking in the bottom half of states in a variety of health measures, including adults who smoke, annual diabetes treatment testing, and adults who are obese, Delaware fell four spots in The Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released today. Delaware ranked 22nd among all the […]




Delaware’s Dr. Vibha Sanwal Receives CDC’s Childhood Immunization Champion Award

Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018

Vibha Sanwal, MD, from Rainbow Pediatrics of Georgetown & Lewes, has been named a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion for her outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunizations in her clinic offices. The Division of Public Health’s nominated her for the award.




Four More Mumps Cases Identified, Bringing Total to 19

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

he Division of Public Health (DPH) has identified four more cases of the mumps in Delaware as part of its ongoing investigation of an outbreak among attendees at two multi-cultural dances in New Castle County, bringing the total number of mumps cases in 2018 to 19. At least 11 of the 19 persons with mumps attended either the Feb. 10, or March 3, 2018, social dance (Baile Mexicano) that took place at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.




24 Locations in Delaware to Participate in Drug Take-Back Day, April 28, 2018

Division of Public Health | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Delaware will hold its 16th Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018, to help reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at 24 locations statewide between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.