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  • Mental Health: Care and Coverage

    … treatment to people living with mental health conditions. Who is a mental health professional? Someone who can help people get relief from mental health conditions, and find ways to improve … mental health conditions. If you need it, they can prescribe medicine, or can connect you with someone who can determine whether you need medication. They are trained to offer an objective, …
    • Updated on December 26, 2022.
  • Vapor Intrusion

    … of heart defects. This can happen at low levels of TCE and very early in pregnancy, before someone may know that they are pregnant. Therefore, individuals who are or may become pregnant … intrusion depend on many factors, including the specific chemical, how much of the chemical someone was exposed to and at what levels, and for how long someone was exposed. In addition, humans can have different reactions depending on their …
    • Updated on December 23, 2021.
  • Dementia Care: Online Training for Family Caregivers

    … discusses: Basic information about dementia. Strategies to consider when caring for someone who has changes in their behavior as a result of dementia. How to support family members …
    • Updated on December 30, 2022.
  • MIS-C: Reporting and Surveillance

    … What EMS Needs to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Treatment When someone is diagnosed with MIS-C, they must be hospitalized in order to get proper medical care …
    • Updated on May 05, 2021.
  • Psittacosis

    … dry, small dust particles (including the bacteria) can get into the air. The most common way someone gets infected is by breathing in the dust from these dried secretions. Less commonly, … buying or handling a pet bird or poultry. Clinicians can use a number of tests to determine if someone has psittacosis. These tests include collecting sputum (phlegm), blood or swabs from the …
    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • Dementia Care: Resources

    … dementia. Alzheimer’s Association: Communication and Alzheimer’s —Communicate effectively with someone living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Association: Dementia and Driving —Discuss retirement … exploitation. Wisconsin Elder Abuse Hotline —Call the help line if you need to talk to someone about suspected abuse of an elder (age 60 and over). For more information Stay up to date …
    • Updated on December 30, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Next Steps After Close Contact

    … Follow these steps if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. You may be notified that you were exposed by a friend or relative, public …
    • Updated on August 22, 2022.
  • DHS Receives Five-Year Grant for Suicide Prevention

    … from the CDC will help save lives and save many from the unique and difficult pain of losing someone to suicide.” People experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health issues, and/or …
    • Updated on September 15, 2022.
  • Mpox (Monkeypox): Information for Health Care Professionals

    … testing. Patient is a known contact to a mpox case. Patient reported skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing mpox activity; this includes men who have sex with men. … to person. However, anyone can get the disease if they have close, sustained contact with someone who is infected. Mpox spreads through: Respiratory droplets Close physical contact, … severe outcomes from mpox disease. What should you recommend if your patient had contact with someone who has mpox? If a patient was exposed to mpox, they should monitor for symptoms for 21 …
    • Updated on December 01, 2022.
  • SeniorCare: Apply for SeniorCare

    … F-10076 SeniorCare Authorization of Representative, F-10080 (PDF) (use this form if someone is completing the SeniorCare application for you) Return the completed application form …
    • Updated on January 25, 2023.
  • Vital Records: Adoption-Related Services

    … filing fee $20 Certified copy of new record Additional copy $20 $ 3 Adoptive records When someone who was born in Wisconsin is adopted, our office seals their original birth certificate. …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Methamphetamine in Wisconsin

    … on each sale. This helps police identify suspicious purchases. Purchasing these medicines for someone who is using these medicines to make meth is a felony. You can be arrested, prosecuted, … vapors, and damage the environment. Signs of methamphetamine use It is not easy to tell if someone is using methamphetamine, but symptoms may include: Inability to sleep or unusual sleep …
    • Updated on December 31, 2022.
  • Campylobacteriosis

    … on it. According to the CDC, it takes a very small amount of Campylobacter germs to make someone sick. That means a single drop of juice from raw chicken can have enough Campylobacter in it to make someone sick. Campylobacter bacteria commonly live in the intestines of many types of animals, …
    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • DHS Updates COVID-19 Illness After Vaccination Page to Include Data by Booster Dose Status

    … sick now while they still have some level of protection from previous infection, compared to someone who got their booster six or seven months ago. Data are showing that individuals … vaccines, DHS urges Wisconsinites to get tested if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19, stay home if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19 , and talk to a …
    • Updated on September 14, 2022.
  • CLTS FS Instructions Module 9 - Screen Time and Notes

    … their initials, reducing the opportunity for other screeners to inadvertently add comments to someone else’s notes. Screeners are responsible for the notes they create. [ Back to Top ] …
    • Updated on February 02, 2022.
  • Consumer Guide: Special Health Care Needs

    … and long-term illness If you have a disability or a long-term (chronic) illness, or care for someone who does, these resources may help: Medicare and Medicaid for Those with Disabilities …
    • Updated on August 15, 2022.
  • HIV: Wisconsin HIV Program Overview

    … Reduction provides educational activities for people at risk of getting HIV or giving it to someone else. It focuses on starting or continuing healthy habits. This program serves: Men who …
    • Updated on July 20, 2022.
  • Immunizations: Meningococcal Vaccines

    … or kissing. The bacteria can spread to people who’ve had close or lengthy contact with someone who has meningococcal disease. Close contact also includes sharing items that come in … materials). People don’t catch the bacteria through casual contact or by breathing air where someone with meningococcal disease has been. Sometimes the bacteria can spread to people who … contact with a patient’s oral secretions (saliva or spit), such as a kissing partner If you or someone you know has meningococcal disease, contact a doctor or local health department . They …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan: Child Care Settings

    … in regulated care can spend upwards of two-thirds of their waking hours in the care of someone other than a parent. ¹ 2010 Wisconsin Census data and Wisconsin Department of Children …
    • Updated on August 16, 2021.
  • Work at DHS: Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

    … If you want to learn more about EEO and AA. If you want a copy of the DHS policy. If you think someone has treated you in a way that goes against the policy. This includes harassment and …
    • Updated on March 15, 2022.
Last revised January 30, 2023