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Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health Emergency

Division of Public Health | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2022

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor Carney on Thursday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs.   “It’s important that we keep doing the things we know that work,” said Governor Carney. “Stay home if you’re sick and get tested. Get vaccinated and […]




Dept. of Ag Reminds Seniors and WIC Participants to Utilize Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Benefits by October 31

Department of Agriculture | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

While the hustle and bustle of summer may be over, Fall is the perfect time to get out and visit Delaware farmers’ markets and on-farm markets to access fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of these venues will be open until right before Thanksgiving; however, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) reminds seniors and WIC participants with Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers to spend these by October 31.




Delaware Announces Two New Flu Cases, Including First Pediatric Flu Case, Confirming Flu Is Statewide

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

DOVER, DE (Oct. 11, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing two new laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza, one each in New Castle and Sussex counties for the 2022-2023 flu season. The cases involve an unvaccinated 43-year-old Sussex County woman, and an unvaccinated child under 5 years – old in New Castle County, both with influenza strain A. The new […]




Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Further Decline As DPH Releases Annual Cancer Incidence And Mortality Report

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, October 10, 2022

DOVER, DE (Oct. 10, 2022) – Delaware’s cancer mortality, or death, rate has further declined, according to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH).  Between 2005 and 2019, mortality rates for cancer at all locations throughout the body, known as all-site cancer, decreased an average of 1.7% per year in both Delaware and […]




DPH Announces New Substance Use Disorder Continuing Education Credits And Resources For Pharmacists

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2022

DOVER, DE (Oct. 6, 2022) ­– The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has created new resources and a new webinar specifically for pharmacists as part of its ongoing work to reduce substance use disorder.  DPH has worked with partners in the medical community to develop Delaware-specific, evidence-based education materials, aiming to reduce the risk of […]







  Category: Division of Public Health


Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health Emergency

Division of Public Health | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2022

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor Carney on Thursday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs.   “It’s important that we keep doing the things we know that work,” said Governor Carney. “Stay home if you’re sick and get tested. Get vaccinated and […]




Dept. of Ag Reminds Seniors and WIC Participants to Utilize Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Benefits by October 31

Department of Agriculture | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

While the hustle and bustle of summer may be over, Fall is the perfect time to get out and visit Delaware farmers’ markets and on-farm markets to access fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of these venues will be open until right before Thanksgiving; however, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) reminds seniors and WIC participants with Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers to spend these by October 31.




Delaware Announces Two New Flu Cases, Including First Pediatric Flu Case, Confirming Flu Is Statewide

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

DOVER, DE (Oct. 11, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing two new laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza, one each in New Castle and Sussex counties for the 2022-2023 flu season. The cases involve an unvaccinated 43-year-old Sussex County woman, and an unvaccinated child under 5 years – old in New Castle County, both with influenza strain A. The new […]




Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Further Decline As DPH Releases Annual Cancer Incidence And Mortality Report

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, October 10, 2022

DOVER, DE (Oct. 10, 2022) – Delaware’s cancer mortality, or death, rate has further declined, according to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH).  Between 2005 and 2019, mortality rates for cancer at all locations throughout the body, known as all-site cancer, decreased an average of 1.7% per year in both Delaware and […]




DPH Announces New Substance Use Disorder Continuing Education Credits And Resources For Pharmacists

Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2022

DOVER, DE (Oct. 6, 2022) ­– The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has created new resources and a new webinar specifically for pharmacists as part of its ongoing work to reduce substance use disorder.  DPH has worked with partners in the medical community to develop Delaware-specific, evidence-based education materials, aiming to reduce the risk of […]