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Delaware Receives First Ever State-Level Health Champion Award From American Diabetes Association

The Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH) has been awarded a Health Champion Designation by the American Diabetes Association for instilling wellness in its worksite culture. Delaware is the first state-level office in the country to win the inaugural award. The Health Champion Designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives HereSM. Successful applicants met healthy living criteria in three categories: nutrition and weight management, organizational well-being, and encouraging physical activity.




Enhanced Public Education Website Launched During Radiation Protection Week in Delaware

It’s no surprise that radiation is emitted through many medical devices such as X-ray machines, but fewer people know that it can be produced by, or found in, smoke detectors, granite, and fluorescent lightbulbs. To encourage Delawareans to learn more about radiation, its sources and its benefits, the Authority on Radiation Protection launched its upgraded website www.deradiationprotection.org on Monday Nov. 9, 2015.




Halloween Treats Can be Scary – Avoid a Bite from the Sweet Tooth

The extra weight and tooth decay that can sneak up on kids from a sweet tooth can be frightening. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) recommends serving healthy Halloween treats instead of calorie-laden candy.




Delaware Confirms First Kent County Influenza Case for 2015 – 2016

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reports the state’s first Kent County laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2015-2016 flu season. The case involves a 33-year-old Kent County woman who is recovering at home.




Office of Animal Welfare Hosts Training on Emergency Sheltering for Companion Animals

When severe weather forces people to leave their homes, no one wants to leave their pets behind. To ensure there is a place in Delaware shelters for pets, the Office of Animal Welfare’s Delaware Animal Response (DAR) program hosted an interactive, two-day training on how to set up emergency shelters for companion animals. The approximately 30 attendees are volunteers for the State Animal Response Team (SART), including animal rescuers, veterinarians or veterinary technicians, animal control officers, and members of the public who have an interest in disaster preparedness and response.







 Pages Tagged With: "Division of Public Health"

Delaware Receives First Ever State-Level Health Champion Award From American Diabetes Association

The Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH) has been awarded a Health Champion Designation by the American Diabetes Association for instilling wellness in its worksite culture. Delaware is the first state-level office in the country to win the inaugural award. The Health Champion Designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives HereSM. Successful applicants met healthy living criteria in three categories: nutrition and weight management, organizational well-being, and encouraging physical activity.




Enhanced Public Education Website Launched During Radiation Protection Week in Delaware

It’s no surprise that radiation is emitted through many medical devices such as X-ray machines, but fewer people know that it can be produced by, or found in, smoke detectors, granite, and fluorescent lightbulbs. To encourage Delawareans to learn more about radiation, its sources and its benefits, the Authority on Radiation Protection launched its upgraded website www.deradiationprotection.org on Monday Nov. 9, 2015.




Halloween Treats Can be Scary – Avoid a Bite from the Sweet Tooth

The extra weight and tooth decay that can sneak up on kids from a sweet tooth can be frightening. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) recommends serving healthy Halloween treats instead of calorie-laden candy.




Delaware Confirms First Kent County Influenza Case for 2015 – 2016

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reports the state’s first Kent County laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2015-2016 flu season. The case involves a 33-year-old Kent County woman who is recovering at home.




Office of Animal Welfare Hosts Training on Emergency Sheltering for Companion Animals

When severe weather forces people to leave their homes, no one wants to leave their pets behind. To ensure there is a place in Delaware shelters for pets, the Office of Animal Welfare’s Delaware Animal Response (DAR) program hosted an interactive, two-day training on how to set up emergency shelters for companion animals. The approximately 30 attendees are volunteers for the State Animal Response Team (SART), including animal rescuers, veterinarians or veterinary technicians, animal control officers, and members of the public who have an interest in disaster preparedness and response.