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Division of Public to Open Two Medical Needs Shelters at William Penn and Cape Henlopen High Schools

Date Posted: Saturday, October 27th, 2012
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

DHSS Press Release Date: October 27, 2012 DHSS-122-2012 Rita Landgraf, Secretary Jill Fredel, Director of Communications 302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498 Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us The Delaware Division of Public Health announced today that it will open two medical needs shelters on Sunday, October 29, 2012 at noon Sunday at William Penn High School, 713 E. Basin Road, New […]




DPH Urges Delawareans: Prepare For Flooding From Sandy

Date Posted: Friday, October 26th, 2012
Categories:  Public Health

With a potential for Hurricane Sandy’s rains and wind to bring flooding to Delaware, the Division of Public Health (DPH) reminds Delawareans of the importance of observing the following guidelines during and after a flood.




Delaware Celebrates Food Safety Education Week September 24-29. When Cooking: Be Safe, Don’t Cross-contaminate.

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor Public Health

During Food Safety Education Week in Delaware the goal is to recognize responsible food handling and safety techniques.




Delaware SB 162: HIV Testing Now Standard

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor Public Health

On National HIV Testing Day, Governor Jack Markell was joined by state officials, state legislators and HIV activists in Dover to sign Senate Bill 162, providing for routine HIV opt-out testing. SB 162 implements the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that HIV testing should be part of the standard battery of medical tests. The new rule will not only increase HIV testing, but help destigmatize such screenings and cement HIV testing’s place as part of regular medical care. The bill preserves the opportunity for patients to decline the testing as with most other medical tests.




National Women’s Health Week May 13 – 19, 2012

Date Posted: Friday, May 11th, 2012
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor Public Health

Women are traditionally the primary caregivers and nurturers, those frequently in charge of their family’s health and wellness. But do women devote enough time to their own health and well-being? The Delaware Office of Women’s Health joins the national Office on Women’s Health in celebrating “Women’s Health Week.”




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