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Recent national data shows high rates of preschool students being suspended or expelled. It’s also an issue in the First State.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Federal officials announced Tuesday that full Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will be available to participants for the month of February.

 

Roughly 137,000 Delaware residents rely on SNAP, according to state officials.

 


Department of Health and Human Services

Delaware and other states are expected to appeal a federal judge’s ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act.


The Department of Health and Social Services’ (DHSS), Adopt-A-Family Holiday program comes to a close this week.

 

 


Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney issued an executive order Tuesday to put into place a health care spending benchmark for the First State.


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Christiana Care Health System is getting help from the state to start a new behavioral health pilot.


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The latest Drug Take Back Day is this weekend, offering another opportunity to dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed.

 


Nick Ciolino / Delaware Public Media

The flu season is now officially underway and the state and area hospitals are holding mass vaccination events.

First State nursing homes are seeking donations for their residents ahead of the holiday season.

Delaware health officials say they’re investing in hiring more peer mentors for patients struggling with substance abuse disorder. But the state is also stalling plans for the so-called 'centers of excellence.'


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