Getting a Flu Vaccine Now is Critical During Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
State Health officials today are urging Wisconsin residents toget vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Annual flu vaccines are always important, but reducing illness and hospitalization from flu is critical this year to protect our frontline health care workers and hospital systems who will continue to care for people withCOVID-19. “Now more than ever, getting your flu vaccine is one of the most important and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Launches “You Stop the Spread” Multimedia Campaign
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm today announced the launch ofYou Stop the Spread, a statewide multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites to take steps to protect themselves and their communities fromCOVID-19. " Stopping the spread of COVID-19 depends on all of us doing our part, but each of us have our own reasons that motivate us, ” said Governor...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

El departamento de salud del estado (DHS) anuncia una oportunidad de financiamiento para el alcance comunitario de informaci ón sobre los virus de la gripe y las vacunas contra la gripe
Para aumentar el conocimiento acerca de la gripe y el n úmero de residentes de Wisconsin que se vacunan contra la gripe, el Department of Health Services (DHS) de Wisconsin anunció hoy una nueva oportunidad de financiamiento para la educación y el alcance comunitario de las organizaciones comunitarias. En la última temporada de gripe, el 42% de las p ersonas recibieron al menos una dosis de la vacuna contra la gripe, dejando a dos tercios de los residentes de Wisconsin vulnerables al virus de la...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 8, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

State Health Department Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Outreach about Flu Viruses and Flu Vaccines
To increase awareness about the flu and the number of Wisconsinites getting flu vaccines, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a new community outreach and education funding opportunity for community organizations. Last flu season, 42% of people received at least one dose of flu vaccine, leaving two-thirds of Wisconsinites vulnerable to the flu virus. DHS strives to improve flu vaccination rates every flu season. However, this work is especially important this flu...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 8, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

First Human Death from Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Chippewa County
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Chippewa County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed a case ofeastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a woman in her 60 ’s who had been living in Chippewa County. This is the second human case of EEE in state so far this year, and the first resulting in a death. “We are very sad to report that one of our fellow Wisconsinites has contracted EEE and has passed...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Governor Evers and State Public Health Officials Encourages Residents to Wear a Mask and Limit Exposure Ahead of Labor Day Weekend
Ahead of Labor Day weekend, Wisconsin Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services urges Wisconsinites to celebrate responsibly by taking precautions to reduce community spread of COVID-19. “As we celebrate Labor Day, we need to remember that COVID-19 spreads through the air,” said Governor Tony Evers. “So try celebrating with safe activities like a family BBQ or a hike at one of Wisconsin’s beautiful state parks. When you are with someone outside of your household, remember...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

New Data Dashboard Shows COVID-19 Trends by Age Group
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today releaseda new data dashboard that displays confirmed COVID-19 cases by age group. The new view allows people to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting populations in Wisconsin. Current data show that those in the 18-34 age range have more confirmed cases and higher rates of illness than all other age groups. “This dashboard provides information younger Wisconsinites, and everyone in our state, can use to help...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Opens Second Round of Applications for Funds to Support Health Care Providers Affected by COVID-19
Starting Friday, September 4, the Department of Health Services (DHS) will once again be accepting applications for Wisconsin ’s program to provide relief for specific types of health care service providers to offset losses or expenses they incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding being used was allotted to the state under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The second round of the CARES Act Provider Payment (CAPP) Program will use the same...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

New Report Provides Guidance to Address Increased Suicide Deaths in Wisconsin
To address the growing problem ofsuicide and suicide behavior in Wisconsin,Prevent Suicide Wisconsin, a public-private partnership that includes the Department of Health Services (DHS), has just released a call to action to guide and support suicide prevention in Wisconsin over the next five years. This guidance is included in the report —Suicide in Wisconsin:...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

First Human Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Wisconsin in 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Eau Claire County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the first human case ofeastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection this year, in a female under the age of 18 who is a resident of Eau Claire County. As a result, DHS and Eau Claire County Health Department are reminding everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent any time...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Knowing the Signs Can Help Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths
Marking International Overdose Awareness Day, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today called on state residents to take action to end drug overdose deaths by learning the signs of an overdose and how to respond. Different drugs require different medical interventions and responses. For example, naloxone is the proven method of reversing an opioid overdose but it does not work for a stimulant like cocaine, which requires reassuring the patient, putting them in a comfortable...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 31, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Horses Test Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging everyone to continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites now that six horses in Northwestern Wisconsin have tested positive foreastern equine encephalitis (EEE), caused by the EEE virus, since late July. EEE virus can be spread to humans, horses, and other animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire EEE virus by feeding on infected birds. The virus is not spread person to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Launches COVID-19 Individual Decision Tool to Help Wisconsinites Keep Each Other Safe
Wisconsin is seeing significant COVID-19 activity, and data show that this is at least partly due to activities like gatherings. Data obtained from contact tracing calls indicate that the percent of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 who reported attending a gathering, party, or other meet up with people outside their home in the past two weeks grew from 7% of cases in May to 21% of cases in June and 20% of cases in July. DHS urges residents to consider how individual actions like the...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 19, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Releases School Guidance to Assist Local and Tribal Health Departments
The upcoming start of the 2020-2021 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic brings a unique set of challenges to Wisconsin school districts and local and tribal health departments. Ensuring the safety of Wisconsin students is key to furthering their education, which is why today DHS is building onEducation Forward andReopening...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 19, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

More Than 220,000 Wisconsin Households to Receive Additional FoodShare Benefits for July and August in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic  
The public health emergency declared by Governor Tony Evers on July 30 enables the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to once again provide additionalFoodShare benefits to eligible households. These benefits will help those Wisconsin families with the costs of food for July and August. Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Wisconsin is able to provide FoodShare recipients with the maximum monthly benefit amount that is based...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 6, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news