• 04/26/2017 Four Area Health Care Providers Recognized for Efforts to Vaccinate Children

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison & Dane County are pleased to announce that four area clinics have been given a “BigShot” award for their efforts to vaccinate children against

  • 04/20/2017 Public Health Reminds Older Adults to Get Needed Immunizations

    Adults need immunizations too and Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) wants to make sure adults get the immunizations they need to stay healthy.

  • 04/03/2017 “I Am Public Health”

    National Public Health Week is April 2-8.  In celebration of this week, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) is releasing a series of five short videos, titled “I Am Public Health,” showcasing five public health

  • 03/29/2017 Dane County among Healthiest Counties in Wisconsin’s Health Rankings

    Dane County ranked 7th out of 72 counties for health outcomes, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population

  • 03/22/2017 Making your Home Safe from Poisoning

    About 4,000 poisoning cases are reported in Dane County each year according to The Wisconsin Poison Center – an average of over 10 a day.

  • 03/20/2017 Dane County’s Tooth Ache

    Dane County residents are showing up by the thousands in the county’s emergency rooms and urgent care clinics because of bad teeth.  According to a report from Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) and the Oral H

  • 02/02/2017 Sales of Tobacco and Nicotine Products to Minors in Madison Hits 10 Year High

    Every year, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) conducts unannounced compliance checks of tobacco retailers in Madison and Dane County in which underage young people under the supervision of Public Health staff

  • 02/01/2017 It´s not too Late to Get the Flu Shot

    While there has not been much flu activity reported locally yet, there is wide spread activity in many states across the country, with dozens of people reported hospitalized.    

  • 01/09/2017 Radon – an Invisible Threat to your Family´s Health

    In recognition of National Radon Action Month, Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) urges all residents to test their homes for radon.

  • 12/19/2016 Pregnant Women should Avoid Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

    As many Wisconsinites are making plans to escape winter, it is important to review current travel recommendations and plan accordingly.  

  • 11/30/2016 New Video from Public Health

    Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has just released a video, “Protect Your Home from Rats.” The video was created in response to an increase in reports of rat infestations in some Madison neighborhoods.

  • 10/24/2016 The Changing Face of Tobacco Use

    Despite significant progress in reducing cigarette use to 17% of the population nationally, tobacco continues to have a disproportionate impact on several groups in our community.  This is one of the highlights of a profil