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  • Small Talks: How WI Prevents Underage Drinking

    … about alcohol. Help your child sort out what they hear from friends or see on TV, before someone hands them a drink. Start talking to kids about the dangers of underage drinking around …
    • Updated on July 23, 2022.
  • Sexual Violence Prevention

    … communities. In Wisconsin: Nearly one in five high school students (19.9%) reported that someone has forced them "to do sexual things they did not want to do." (Youth Risk Behavior …
    • Updated on December 14, 2021.
  • Yersiniosis

    … carefully with soap and water before touching infants or their toys, bottles, or pacifiers. Someone other than the person handling food should care for children while chitlins are being …
    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • Crisis Services: Identifying a Crisis

    … What might not seem like a mental health crisis to you might be a mental health crisis to someone else. Some people who are struggling may not show any signs of a mental health crisis. …
    • Updated on July 16, 2022.
  • Resilient Wisconsin

    … Watch "Here to Help" with Hmong captions Mark Stoner "That changed my life around knowing that someone cared about me. I'm trying to clean our communities up and show our children that even …
    • Updated on January 27, 2023.
  • LTCFS Instructions Module 7: Health-Related Services (HRS) Table

    … Preventions or interventions on the HRS Table include, but are not limited to: Having someone (e.g., helper, family member, etc.) present to prevent the person from exhibiting the … (e.g., sleepwalks, sleep talks, etc.). Has as the only response in their behavior plan that someone call 911 for emergency assistance. Is given a PRN (as needed) medication as the only … behavior plan to record on the HRS Table. Has as the only response in their behavior plan that someone call 911 for emergency assistance. Is given a PRN (as needed) medication as the only …
    • Updated on October 20, 2021.
  • Ringworm

    … underwear at least once a day. Don't share clothing, towels, sheets, or personal items with someone who has ringworm. Wash hands properly after playing with pets. Take your pet to the …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • As the Cold Weather Brings an Uptick in COVID-19 Cases, DHS Reminds Wisconsinites How to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

    … regardless of vaccination status, should take a COVID-19 test five days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19. We also remind those who test positive that COVID-19 antiviral treatments …
    • Updated on December 07, 2022.
  • Infection Control and Prevention: Respiratory Protection

    … are listed in the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, an employer should designate someone who is qualified by appropriate training or experience to manage the complexity of the …
    • Updated on July 18, 2022.
  • DHS Provides Update on Support for Wisconsin’s Health Care System

    … any symptoms. Getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19. Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • Evers Administration Continues COVID-19 Testing Efforts, Support

    … No matter your vaccination status, you should get tested if you were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.” If you need to test for COVID-19, …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Vaccine Conversations

    … might be where the conversation stays Remember that one conversation will likely not change someone’s opinions about COVID-19 vaccination. If the conversation becomes emotional, try to end …
    • Updated on July 26, 2022.
  • Swimmer's Itch

    … their skin. The parasites are unable to live in a human and soon die. This can happen when someone air dries after being in water where the parasite is living. Air drying gives the …
    • Updated on October 18, 2022.
  • Lead-Safe Wisconsin: The Lead-Safe Homes Program

    … companies that do lead risk assessment or abatement work. Just complete this interest form . Someone from the program will contact you. How does an abatement company qualify? An abatement …
    • Updated on December 15, 2022.
  • Consumer Guide: Problems with Nursing Homes or Residential Care Facilities

    … with DQA, use one of these methods: Call 800-642-6552 (toll-free). If you leave a voicemail, someone will call you back the next workday. Submit a complaint to the Client Rights Office . …
    • Updated on August 30, 2022.
  • IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct)

    … eligible for Medicaid. Be an adult or elder with a disability. Need the same level of care as someone in a nursing home. Live in a home, apartment, adult family home, or residential care …
    • Updated on September 29, 2022.
  • Peer-Run Respite for Veterans Now Open

    … an opportunity for people to talk through challenging thoughts, feelings, and impulses with someone who can relate to the same experiences. To inquire about an overnight stay or receive …
    • Updated on January 28, 2021.
  • Client Rights: Admitting Minors to Inpatient Treatment

    … of 14, they can petition the court for inpatient admission. If they’re 14 or older, they or someone acting on their behalf can petition the court for inpatient admission. The court can … hearing? A lawyer and, in some cases, a guardian, must be appointed if the child doesn’t have someone to represent them. Any mandatory hearings should be held within seven business days after …
    • Updated on April 08, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Wear a Mask

    … are masks at preventing the spread of COVID-19? Respiratory droplets are released when someone coughs, sneezes, talks, or breathes. The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads from person … mask with two or more layers of breathable fabric or a surgical mask are the best choices for someone with asthma. Make sure it's comfortable, covers your nose and mouth, tucks under your …
    • Updated on October 10, 2022.
  • Dementia Care: Individuals and Families

    … When someone notices memory changes in themselves or a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to … those are from rural, underserved parts of Wisconsin. Care at home Providing care at home for someone with dementia has rewards as well as challenges. You don’t have to do it on your own. …
    • Updated on December 30, 2022.
Last revised January 30, 2023