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Friday, February 05, 2016
Connecticut Long-Term Care Health Facilities to Register with New Background Check Portal (National Law Review)
  Certain health care facilities specializing in long-term care in Connecticut will be required to register with a statewide background check portal beginning February 8, 2016.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
DPH Update on Zika Virus
  State health officials continue to monitor for Zika virus and alert the public of the potential to contract Zika virus while traveling abroad. Pregnant women in particular are advised to postpone travel to areas affected by Zika virus.

Friday, January 15, 2016
DPH Asks Health Providers to Watch for Suspected Cases of Zika Virus
  State health officials today said they have asked Connecticut health care providers to report suspected cases of Zika virus infection to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and to the patient’s local health department. There are currently no reported cases of this mosquito-borne disease in Connecticut.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016
DPH: Time to Test for Radon
  The Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.

Monday, November 23, 2015
Know Your Family Health History
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) encourages families to take a few minutes this Thanksgiving Day to discuss their family health history, one of the largest risk factors for many chronic diseases.

Monday, November 09, 2015
DPH Announces Long-term Care Background Screening Program
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced it has launched a comprehensive background check program for direct care employees of nursing homes and other long-term care agencies that strengthens protections for the elderly and disabled residents.