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Report: During pandemic, Wisconsin hospital sought $3 million from patients in medical debt litigation

By Jenny Deam, ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive ProPublica’s biggest stories as soon as they’re published. WISCONSIN- Last year as COVID-19 laid siege to the nation, many U.S. hospitals dramatically reduced their aggressive tactics to collect medical debt. Some ceased […]

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Kenosha County to Offer Human Services on the Go, a Mobile Unit Targeted to Specific Neighborhoods

The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability, and Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with other agencies, will offer a mobile human services unit that will travel through targeted areas throughout the summer beginning this week. Housed in a small bus, the Human Services on the Go unit will offer on-the-spot Narcan training, information about substance […]

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DHS Adds COVID-19 Vaccination Data to Existing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Dashboard

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities page has been updated to include vaccination data, in addition to existing data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by group. The data underscore health inequities disproportionately affecting communities of color in Wisconsin. “This pandemic has highlighted existing gaps in […]

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Ascension Wisconsin to Host Vaccination Clinic at City’s Juneteenth Celebration

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine announced Ascension Wisconsin will host a pop-up vaccination clinic at the City’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19. The clinic will take place inside of the Dr. John Bryant Community Center, 601 Caron Butler Drive, from Noon to 4 p.m. Ascension Wisconsin will administer second doses […]

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City’s Tyler-Domer Community Center To Be COVID-19 Vaccination Site

City of Racine – Today, Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the City of Racine Public Health Administrator, and Mayor Cory Mason announced that thanks to a partnership with the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard, another of the City’s community centers, the Tyler-Domer Community Center, will be a COVID-19 community vaccination […]

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Fully vaccinated? No face mask required, CDC guidance says

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQr7QqeVmdQ Officials with the Center for Disease Control revised their recommendation around mask wearing Thursday saying that if you’ve been fully vaccinated, you are protected from COVID-19. The announcement represents a shift from two weeks ago when CDC guidelines exempted people who had been fully vaccinated from not having to wear masks unless in the […]

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Kenosha County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Now Serving 12+ Population

Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to serve clients ages 12 and up, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. This expansion of eligibility follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s action on Wednesday to authorize use of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents ages 12 to 15. The change […]

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City and State Partner to Open Vaccine Clinic at Racine’s Community Centers

City of Racine – Today, Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the City of Racine Public Health Administrator, and Mayor Cory Mason announced that thanks to a partnership with the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard, Racine’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Community Center will be a COVID-19 community vaccination location for […]

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The CDC eviction moratorium may end. What does that mean for Wisconsin?

by PrincessSafiya Byers, WisconsinWatch.orgMay 6, 2021 A version of this story was originally published by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out the federal eviction moratorium, which could make it easier for landlords to kick out tenants behind in rent. Here are some things you should know: Wait. What happened Wednesday? […]

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DHS Connecting Vaccinators with Groups Wanting On-Site Vaccination Clinics

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces it is helping employers and community-based organizations connect with vaccine providers in order to offer on-site vaccinations. This will help bring vaccinations to where people are and provide increased protection from COVID-19 in their communities. The program is part of the statewide effort to promote vaccine equity […]