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DHSS Awards Contract to Mercer Health & Benefits to Help State with Accelerating Health Care Payment Reform

Date Posted: Friday, October 20th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

NEW CASTLE (Oct. 18, 2017) – As part of the Department of Health and Social Services’ work to develop a health care spending benchmark, the Delaware Health Care Commission has awarded a contract to accelerate payment reform to Mercer Health & Benefits LLC. The $889,947 contract, which takes effect immediately, will support the state’s efforts […]




DPH Back to School Child Health and Safety Checklist

Date Posted: Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

While new school clothes, backpacks and school supplies can dominate parents’ back-to-school lists, the Division of Public Health (DPH) shares some tips to keep your child healthier and safer during the new school year.




Future health professionals bring home awards from national conference

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Education News

More than 100 middle and high school students and advisors from across Delaware represented the First State as part of HOSA-Future Health Professionals recently at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando.




DPH Health Equity Summit June 29, 2017 in Dover

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Did you know that where you live, how much you earn, and your social connections may have an adverse impact on your personal health? In an effort to address and eliminate such disparities among people statewide, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will present its annual Health Equity Summit on June 29, 2017, at Delaware State University’s Martin Luther King Student Center in Dover. The times are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.




Delaware Quitline Offers Free Smoking Cessation Supplies to Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary

Date Posted: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is helping the Delaware Quitline celebrate a major milestone this month. The Quitline has now been helping Delaware smokers break their addiction for the past 15 years.

The Delaware Quitline is a toll-free tobacco cessation hotline (1-866-409-1858) that provides tobacco users (including e-cigarette users) the option of receiving counseling by phone or in person. Health care professionals trained in cessation counseling are available statewide for in-person counseling. All Quitline services are free to Delaware residents 18 years of age and older.





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