DHS Launches Monkeypox Data Page
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) launched anew webpage containing state data on monkeypox cases and vaccine administration. The release is part of ongoing efforts to increase awareness and transparency about how the monkeypox outbreak is affecting Wisconsinites. “This data provides key insights that will help empower Wisconsinites to stay healthy, safe, and informed,” said Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. “As the monkeypox outbreak...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 22, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Encourages You to Protect Yourself Against the Flu by Getting Vaccinated
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone six months and older to get vaccinated againstinfluenza (flu) this fall. Getting your flu vaccine is the best way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death caused by the virus. You can get the flu vaccine alone or at the same time as other vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, whether it ’s your first or second dose, or a booster. “While the timing of peak flu cases is...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 15, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Receives Five-Year Grant for Suicide Prevention
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that it has received a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent suicide in the state. The award is for $868,730, with similar funding expected for each of the next four years. Five other states were chosen for funding through the competitive grant process: Florida, Georgia, New York, North Dakota, and Oregon. The money will be used to reduce deaths in areas of our state with the highest...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 15, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Encourages Wisconsinites to Make a Plan to Get Boosted Against COVID-19 this Fall
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging Wisconsinites to make a plan to get boosted against COVID-19. People 12 and older are now eligible to receive updated COVID-19 boosters (also known as bivalent boosters). Doses of the updated COVID-19 boosters have started arriving in Wisconsin and will continue to be delivered to providers over the next several weeks. Pharmacies, health centers, and clinics are expected to make appointments available as their booster doses arrive. “As...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 7, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility Criteria for Wisconsinites
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is expanding the eligibility criteria for who can get vaccinated to protect themselves against monkeypox. “Expanding who is eligible to get vaccinated against monkeypox is a critical step in preventing further spread of disease, " said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. “It is encouraging to see that the rate of new monkeypox infections is slowing, and this decision allows for even more Wisconsinites to protect themselves against monkeypox...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 6, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Two Animals Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is reminding people to protect themselves from mosquito bites now that two animals in the state have tested positive forWest Nile virus (WNV). A bird from Milwaukee County and a horse from Trempealeau County are the first reported WNV infections in the state this year. No human cases of WNV have been reported yet in 2022. The presence of animals with WNV confirms that there are mosquitoes infected with WNV in...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 2, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake ’s Statement on CDC’s COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Vaccine Recommendations
“The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation that eligible Wisconsinites will soon have additional protection against COVID-19 with the approval of COVID-19 bivalent boosters. These bivalent boosters we re developed through rigorous processes to provide broad protection against COVID-19 by including components of the original virus strain and the Omicron variant. This recommendation follows the decision...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 1, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Expands Access to COVID-19 Self-Tests
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is launching an online program for Wisconsinites to get free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests delivered directly to them. Starting today, Wisconsin residents can go to theSay Yes! COVID Test website and place an order for a package of five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests at no cost. Initial supplies will allow each household to order one package that will arrive in 1-2 weeks. “It is critical for...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 1, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Issues Public Health Advisory to Warn of the Risks of Death from Drugs Laced with Fentanyl
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has issueda public health advisory to inform Wisconsinites about the increased number of deaths caused by drugs laced with synthetic substances, especiallyfentanyl. Fentanyl is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine. Because it is strong and cheap to produce, people who manufacture illegal drugs use fentanyl to make other...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 17, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Communities Act to Prevent Lead Poisoning
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is highlighting the importance of lead poisoning prevention by visiting home lead abatement projects around the state and for the first time this year will also visit child care centers that are testing their water for lead. These visits are designed to raise awareness of childhood lead poisoning and the resources available to help communities eliminate common sources of lead exposure for children. “What’s best for our kids is what’s best for...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 17, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Urges COVID-19 Vaccination for a Healthy School Year
As the 2022-2023 school year begins, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) urges parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated against  COVID-19. DHS also encourages anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines. “Our mission as we approach the school year is to ensure that every student and our dedicated educators and staff can stay safe, healthy, and in school,” said...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 15, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Accepting Applications for Home and Community-Based Services Grants
Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) opened the first round of applications for $30 million in grant funding to support home and community-based services (HCBS). HCBS help older adults or those who have disabilities live independently in their community. Grant awards will range from $25,000 to $2 million. Successful applications will benefit people who use HCBS and their families or providers of HCBS and their employees, including projects that strengthen the HCBS system and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 11, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Salmonella Infections Linked to Shelled Peas Sold at Wisconsin Farmers Markets and Farm Stands
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and local health departments, is working to investigate cases ofSalmonella infection associated with shelled peas sold at Wisconsin farmers markets. The investigation shows that at least six people were infected with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria after purchasing shelled peas produced by Green Barn Farm...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 29, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Wisconsin Vaccinators Have Administered 10 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announce that more than 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the State of Wisconsin, including over 2.5 million additional and booster doses. More than 60% of all Wisconsinites have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series and 35% have received an additional or booster dose. “Wisconsin’s vaccine providers have worked tirelessly these past few years, and we’ve been proud over the course of this...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 29, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Submits Updated Proposal for Opioid Settlement Funds to the Legislature ’s Joint Committee on Finance
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that it has received the first payment of more than $6 million from the National Prescription Opiate Litigation (NPOL) settlement funds. Last Thursday, in anticipation of receiving the NPOL funds and in compliance with state law, DHS submitted anupdated proposal to the legislature ’s Joint Committee on Finance for how to use and invest the nearly $31 million Wisconsin was awarded from the...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 29, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news