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  • Children’s Community Options Program: Program Costs

    … notices from the utility company Natural disasters like floods or fires You need to pay for something like a car repair or hospital stay The services your child gets are not affected by …
    • Updated on December 05, 2022.
  • Work at DHS: Health Care Positions

    … job."   Hannah Challener shares her WMHI story "Each day is different. I feel like you learn something new each day."   Learn about our outstanding benefits As a State of Wisconsin employee …
    • Updated on March 15, 2023.
  • Mental Health: Healthy Living

    … you felt. Emulate that. Listen well so you can absorb what they’re saying, and refer back to something they said later on. This not only shows you’re listening, but that you care about the … as they talk to you. Nod your head in understanding when appropriate, and gently inquire about something they brought up. Ask open-ended questions Make sure the conversation is not full of …
    • Updated on February 04, 2023.
  • Local Implementation of the Wisconsin Physical Activity and Nutrition State Plan

    … implement an obesity prevention strategy? Do you have sufficient resources? How can you pick something that is attainable with your current resources? Asset mapping Asset Mapping is the …
    • Updated on September 28, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Contact Tracing

    • Updated on July 26, 2022.
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

    … other treatment settings use SBIRT with at-risk substance users. The goal is to step in before something severe happens. SBIRT includes: Screening —Quickly looks at how severe the substance …
    • Updated on August 12, 2022.
  • Work at DHS: Career Opportunities

    … to working or a seasoned professional, we have a job for you. Each of our 6,100 workers brings something special. That includes those who work in offices, at home, or in care and treatment …
    • Updated on February 01, 2023.
  • Got Dirt? Gardening Initiative

    … growing children's gardens. Comments or suggestions? If you liked the site or couldn’t find something you were looking for, let us know . We try to update the site to meet the needs of our …
    • Updated on February 02, 2022.
  • STD: Information for the General Public

    … disease (PID) .   Places for STD testing and treatment in Wisconsin The best way to know if something is wrong is to get a test for it. Many public clinics around the state can examine you …
    • Updated on February 13, 2023.
  • Preventing Opioid Harm in Wisconsin Starts with Real Talks

    … permanent drop boxes available around the state. “While opioids are powerful drugs, there is something more powerful than opioids: All of us. Together, we can reduce the dangers of opioids …
    • Updated on February 02, 2022.
  • Consumer Guide: Drug Repository Program

    … means that the drug is either: Damaged. Stored the wrong way. Not safe to use based on something that happened to it. Misbranded means the drug had the wrong label from the start. This …
    • Updated on August 30, 2022.
  • Working with an ASL Interpreter

    … is deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. There is no need to instruct the interpreter to tell something to the person. In other words, speak as you would to any individual and leave the rest …
    • Updated on January 08, 2018.
  • Resilient Wisconsin: Risk and Protective Factors

    … well-being. But neither have the final say when it comes to your health. A risk factor is something that increases a person’s risk of illness, injury, or harm. Experiences like abuse or …
    • Updated on February 04, 2023.
  • Consumer Guide: End-of-Life Planning

    … DNR orders DNR orders are defined in Wisconsin law— Wis. Stat. ch. 154 . A DNR order is something a doctor (called the attending physician) writes. It tells emergency health care …
    • Updated on March 07, 2023.
  • Heart Disease

    … think about what problems are most important for you to discuss. And, if you don't understand something, ask questions. If possible, bring a family member or trusted friend along to your … follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Always ask questions if you don't understand something. Never stop taking your medication without talking to your doctor, nurse, or …
    • Updated on January 26, 2023.
  • Consumer Guide: Problems with Medical Bills or Debt

    … number of people you talk to by phone. Also note the date, time, and result of the call. Pay something each month, even if it’s small. This builds trust that you will pay your bill. Keep up …
    • Updated on August 30, 2022.
  • Dose of Reality: Start Talking About Opioids

    … you. Can we talk? If not, who are you comfortable talking to?” “I see you’re going through something. How can I best support you?” “I care about you and am here to listen. Do you want to …
    • Updated on February 04, 2023.
  • Immunizations: Tetanus (Lockjaw)

    … stepping on a nail or needle. Burns. Crush injuries, when part of the body gets crushed by something heavy. Injuries that have dead skin covering the wound, which can prevent healing and …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • WISH Query: Injury-Related Mortality - 1999 and Later

    … of all manners): Unintentional fall-related TBI Unintentional struck by or against someone or something TBI Unintentional motor vehicle-related TBI Assault-related TBI Unintentional …
    • Updated on December 08, 2022.
  • Gambling Disorder

    … and the workplace, a serious problem already exists. How can a person be addicted to something that isn't a substance? Although no substance is ingested, the problem gambler gets the …
    • Updated on February 04, 2023.
Last revised March 30, 2023