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Delaware Celebrates Health for All on One Health Day and Every Day

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, November 3, 2023

To recognize the interconnectedness between the health of people, animals and the environment we share, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) celebrates One Health Day on November 3, 2023. Today, we are awakening to the fact that without open discussions and mutual understanding, we are unable to solve issues such as climate change, pandemics […]




Treat Yourself to a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, October 27, 2023

Halloween is hauntingly around the corner. While it is known for its fun, costumes and candy, Halloween can also be a little scary for parents and pet owners – but it doesn’t have to be! The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) offers health and safety tips for a safe and fun celebration this Halloween. “Creep” It Healthy with These Treats Halloween can be a fun and exciting holiday […]




DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for Delaware is October 28th

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Delaware will hold its 25th National DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at locations statewide between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sharps disposals for needle disposal will be available at select locations, as well as overdose response education with free Narcan available at […]




DHSS Announces Launch of New Help Is Here Delaware Website

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

NEW CASTLE – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), in a coordinated effort with fellow government agencies, community partners, and Delaware residents, today announced the launch of the new, redesigned, and revamped HelpIsHereDE.com, available in English and Spanish. Designed after months of listening sessions and focus groups, the new HelpIsHereDE.com is the state’s comprehensive […]




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.







  Category: Division of Public Health

Delaware Celebrates Health for All on One Health Day and Every Day

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, November 3, 2023

To recognize the interconnectedness between the health of people, animals and the environment we share, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) celebrates One Health Day on November 3, 2023. Today, we are awakening to the fact that without open discussions and mutual understanding, we are unable to solve issues such as climate change, pandemics […]




Treat Yourself to a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Friday, October 27, 2023

Halloween is hauntingly around the corner. While it is known for its fun, costumes and candy, Halloween can also be a little scary for parents and pet owners – but it doesn’t have to be! The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) offers health and safety tips for a safe and fun celebration this Halloween. “Creep” It Healthy with These Treats Halloween can be a fun and exciting holiday […]




DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for Delaware is October 28th

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Delaware will hold its 25th National DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at locations statewide between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sharps disposals for needle disposal will be available at select locations, as well as overdose response education with free Narcan available at […]




DHSS Announces Launch of New Help Is Here Delaware Website

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

NEW CASTLE – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), in a coordinated effort with fellow government agencies, community partners, and Delaware residents, today announced the launch of the new, redesigned, and revamped HelpIsHereDE.com, available in English and Spanish. Designed after months of listening sessions and focus groups, the new HelpIsHereDE.com is the state’s comprehensive […]




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.