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  • Fireworks Data and Statistics

    … killed directly by fireworks. These estimates may overlap, because fireworks can directly kill someone while also starting a fatal fire. Using 2000-2010 data, the risk of fire death relative …
    • Updated on June 30, 2020.
  • National Core Indicators Project in Wisconsin

    … October 2019–May 2020 (approximate) Proxy representatives and supports A proxy representative, someone answering on behalf of the person receiving services, is used only when the person cannot …
    • Updated on May 26, 2022.
  • Summary of Revisions to the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Manual for the Children’s Long-Term Support Waiver Program

    … a bachelor’s level or master’s level degree in a human service discipline, or be supervised by someone with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree § Corrected that day services …
    • Updated on October 20, 2022.
  • DHS Reminds Wisconsinites of COVID-19 Testing Options

    … status, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 stay home and do not attend gatherings until you are able to get tested. …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • Wisconsin to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations to Children Ages 5-11

    … are feeling sick, and get tested if you’re experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. For up-to-date information about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 …
    • Updated on November 16, 2021.
  • DHS Expands Access to COVID-19 Self-Tests

    … regardless of vaccination status, should take a COVID-19 test five days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you test positive with a COVID-19 self-test, stay home, separate …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • DHS Seeks Ideas for $8 Million in Opioid Settlement Funds

    … to hearing ideas for using this next round of settlement funds toward that goal.” If you or someone you love needs help for an opioid use disorder or other substance use issue, contact the …
    • Updated on January 30, 2023.
  • Resilient Wisconsin: Trauma-Informed Practices

    … how common it is for trauma to be present in certain behaviors and symptoms. Caring for someone in this way can show them as a whole person. Guiding principles for trauma-informed …
    • Updated on August 02, 2022.
  • Infection Control and Prevention - Tuberculosis (TB)

    … employees usually do not see cases of suspected or known TB in their facilities. However, if someone who states he/she has TB presents to a LHD for services, how should staff manage that … 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 October 05, 2020.
  • PPE Frequently Asked Questions

    … requirements for the person assigned to provide training; however, it is best to select someone with knowledge in this area. How should PPE be stored? Generally PPE should be stored in … of a volunteer for the purposes of coverage by OSHA standards? OSHA defines a volunteer as someone who receives no form of compensation from the entity using the services of the volunteer. …
    • Updated on August 12, 2022.
  • Local and Tribal Health Department Infection Prevention Pilot Program

    … need to take priority. To qualify for the pilot program, the nominated staff member must be someone who works in nursing, disease investigation, HAIs, or someone who is familiar with health care facilities within a Wisconsin LTHD. Examples could …
    • Updated on November 01, 2022.
  • FoodShare News and Updates

    … your bills, and other factors. You may be able to get more FoodShare benefits if you or someone in your household has to pay bills, like rent, utilities, child care, or child support. You may also be able to get more FoodShare benefits if you or someone in your household is 60 years old or older, is blind, or has a disability and that person …
    • Updated on January 30, 2023.
  • Coverdell Stroke Program: BE FAST

    … knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke (BEFAST) so you can quickly call 911 when you or someone around you is potentially experiencing a stroke. It also means taking the steps to help … suggested posts and tweets. Recognize the signs and symptoms of a #stroke. #BEFAST If you or someone you know exhibits signs of a #stroke quick treatment is critical. Call 911 Time is brain! … Did you know? #Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. @CDCgov Did you know? Someone in the U.S. has a #stroke every 40 seconds. Learn more stroke facts at the Centers for …
    • Updated on September 08, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Testing Support for Camps

    … signs of illness. Symptomatic: a person is exhibiting symptoms. Quarantine : is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others. Isolation : is used to … is a crucial tool to reduce “silent” spread of the virus. Infections can be contracted from someone who is asymptomatic (showing no symptoms) or pre-symptomatic (not currently showing … being provided services. To test  symptomatic  individuals. To test  close contacts  of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 . Prevent outbreaks at the camp . All close contacts …
    • Updated on January 11, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Typhus Fever

    … in infected, dried flea poop. Murine typhus cannot be spread from one person to another. Once someone has had murine typhus, that person will not become re-infected after they recover. Due to …
    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • DHS Schedules Listening Sessions to Get Input On How Settlement Funds Should Be Used to Address Wisconsin’s Opioid Epidemic

    … from people solutions and ideas that are appropriate for their communities.” If you or someone you love needs help, contact the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline . Call 211 or …
    • Updated on June 01, 2022.
Last revised February 6, 2023