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Wisconsin Submits Plans to Support Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that Wisconsin will receive nearly $50 million in additional funding from the federal government to address mental health and substance use needs. The funding—part of the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law in March—will add $24.6 million to mental health services and $22 million to substance use […]

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Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourage anyone attending school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes children ages 12 and up as well as anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university. “Getting vaccinated now means […]

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Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourage anyone attending school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes children ages 12 and up as well as anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university. “Getting vaccinated now means […]

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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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Is Your Home Healthy?

Increased time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic means many Wisconsin families have been exposed to more health hazards due to unsafe housing conditions, including lead paint, radon, asthma triggers, secondhand smoke, or mold, according to the Department of Health Services. “For too many families in Wisconsin, home is not always the healthy haven that […]

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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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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 […]

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Some Wisconsin FoodShare Recipients to Receive Additional Emergency Allotment Benefits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued new guidance on April 1 that will ensure all FoodShare households receive a minimum amount of emergency benefits. Households began receiving these benefits over the weekend. DHS estimates that under this new guidance Wisconsin will provide more than $75 million in emergency allotments to over 411,000 FoodShare […]

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Wisconsin DHS announces COVID-19 vaccine call center

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced a new COVID-19 vaccine call center today. In addition to the numerous resources available on the DHS COVID-19 vaccine page, Wisconsinites can now call (844) 684-1064 (toll-free) for personal assistance with their vaccine-related questions. The new call center is able to help individuals find vaccine locations and answer medical […]

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Select Kroger Stores Take Part in Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

In just over two weeks since the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program launched, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announces that certain Kroger stores will start to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week. Kroger joins Walgreens as pharmacy participants in the program to help provide a broader reach into communities in need of vaccines. In Wisconsin, […]