DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses to Everyone 5 and Older
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s (CDC) recommendation that children ages 5-11 should receive a booster dose five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccination series. With this recommendation, DHS and CDC now recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone five and older. The CDC also recently s trengthened another booster recommendation, encouraging people 12 and older who are moderately...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 23, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake ’s Statement on CDC’s Updated COVID-19 Booster Dose Recommendations and Expansion to Children Ages 5 -11
“The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation that children ages 5-11 years-old should receive a booster dose five months after their initial Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine series. This follows the authorizatio n of a booster dose for this age group by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, the CDC strengthened its recommendation that people 50 and older and those 12 and older who are...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 19, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Provides Tips for Families During National Infant Formula Shortage
In response to the ongoing national infant formula shortage, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has tips for families dealing with the shortage and struggling to find substitute formulas. “This is a very stressful time for a lot of Wisconsin families, and we want to make sure they have the information they need so they can keep their babies healthy and well-fed with suitable substitutes if they can’t find their usual brand of formula,” said Wisconsin DHS Secretary-designee Kare n...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 19, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Rise in COVID-19 Cases Calls for Increased Precautions to Protect Health Statewide
As the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to monitor an increase in the spread and impact of COVID-19 across the state, DHS recommends that Wisconsinites know their COVID-19 Community Level and increase take additional precautions against COVID-19 to protect health and save lives. “Although the virus continues to change, we have the tools to fight it thanks to effective vaccines, accessible testing, and new treatments,” said Karen Timberlake, DHS Secretary-designee. “As...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 16, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Announces the Moving Forward Together Grant Program to Support Health Equity Efforts in COVID-19 Vaccinations
Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced theMoving Forward Together Grant Program, a new funding opportunity to support continued efforts to promote health equity in COVID-19 vaccination in Wisconsin. Eligible organizations can apply for awards of up to $400,000 to advance efforts to address barriers to COVID-19 vaccination. Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to, licensed residential and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 12, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Joins National Effort to Grow and Retain Health Care Workforce
Wisconsin is one of 10 states participating in the National Governors Association (NGA) knowledge exchange network for the Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce Learning Collaborative program. As part of this group, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), and other partners will have access to workforce resources and experts and participate in discussions about best practices to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 5, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Life-Saving COVID-19 Treatments Available Throughout Wisconsin
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) issued anupdate to health care providers statewide regarding the availability of COVID-19 treatments. Oral antiviral medications for the treatment of COVID-19 are now widely available across Wisconsin. Wisconsinites with symptoms of COVID-19 are urged to test as soon as possible and talk to their healthcare provider to see if any one of the approved COVID-19...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 2, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Governor ’s Health Equity Council Releases Final Recommendations
The Governor ’s Health Equity Council (GHEC) voted Wednesday, April 27, on final recommendations. Today, Chairperson Gina Green-Harris and Vice-Chairperson Dr. Michelle Robinson released theexecutive summary, along with the council ’s prelude to the full report and the principles it established to govern this work. Established under Governor Tony Evers’...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 28, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Wisconsin Receives USDA Approval to Provide Food Benefits in July for Children Under Six Not Enrolled in School
At the 2022 Hunger and Health Summit in Wisconsin Dells yesterday, the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that Wisconsin has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service for its plan to send out 2021-2022 pre-6 pandemic electronic benefits transfer (P-EBT). Thepre-6 P-EBT program provides food benefits for children under the age of six (as of September 1, 2021) who are members of FoodShare...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 26, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Honors Health Care Providers With “Big Shot” Awards
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that18 health care providers from around the state have received the annual Wisconsin “Big Shot” award from DHS for their efforts to vaccinate children against diseases. This recognition is given to health care providers who have vaccinated 90% or more of their patients who 2 years-old and younger, based on 2021 immunization data collected by the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. “...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 25, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Cover Room and Board Costs for Residential Opioid Use Disorder Treatment for Medicaid Members
An estimated 1,100 Wisconsin Medicaid members with anopioid use disorder will have access to residential treatment this year, thanks to $2.5 million in grants from the Department of Health Services (DHS) awarded to agencies serving 54 counties and four tribes. The funding from opioid settlement dollars will be used to cover room and board costs for this benefit. Federal law prohibits Medicaid from reimbursing residential substance use disorder treatment...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 21, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Makes Changes to COVID-19 Data Webpages
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today made a number of changes and updates to the COVID-19 data visualizations available on its website, aligning pages with the latest scientific recommendations from the CDC, including theCDC Community Levels, and providing a more streamlined data experience for visitors to the DHS...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 13, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Hosts Event to Share Findings of Innovative Local Pilot Programs Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Children
Today, 15 local Birth to 3 Program grantees gathered virtually to talk about what they learned over the past 18 months as they piloted innovative efforts to help the social and emotional development of children enrolled in their programs. This work included a focus on supporting children who are enrolled because of incidents of child abuse or neglect as well as helping families better engage with and support their child ’s development. The Department of Health Services (DHS) awarded $1.2 million...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 12, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Proposal to Extend Medicaid Coverage for Postpartum Individuals Open for Public Comment
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is seeking public comment for itsdraft waiver request to the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage for an additional 30 days. Under2021 Wisconsin Act 58 DHS is required to submit an application for a federal Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration project...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 7, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Recognizes National Public Health Week During Thank You Tour
Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues its" Thank You Tour: Moving Forward Together, ” during National Public Health Week to further promote the hard work and dedication of our state ’s public health heroes. As part of the Thank You Tour, DHS is calling on Wisconsinites to participate online by recognizing individuals, groups, or organizations who have been involved in the COVID-19 response. Nearly 150 notes of appreciation have...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 6, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news