• 08/31/2018 Prevent Illness: Disinfect and Test Flood Impacted Private Wells

    Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) encourages Dane County residents who had flooding over and around their private wells to take advantage of the free well water testing being offered until September 6.

  • 08/29/2018 Household Mold a Common Problem After Flooding

    As Dane County continues to recover from the recent flooding, residents should be aware of the dangers of mold growth. If your home experienced moisture or water damage during the floods, it is at risk for mold growth.

  • 08/27/2018 Free Private Well Water Testing for Impacted Dane County Residents

    If you live in a flooded area of Dane County and own a private well, your water may be in danger of contamination from pollutants carried in floodwaters.

  • 08/21/2018 Properly Cleaning Up After Floods

    Recent heavy rains have created flood conditions in number of areas of Dane County. Flood waters can carry with them many contaminants that can pose health risks, such as sewage, fertilizer, manure, gas, and pesticides.

  • 07/30/2018 All Public Housing Goes Smoke-free on July 30

    Starting Monday, July 30, all public housing authorities will be smoke-free due to a rule passed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • 07/26/2018 Schedule Back to School Shots Now

    The start of the school year will be here before we know it, and now is the time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines before sending them back to school.

  • 07/13/2018 Dane County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

    Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) reports that a dead bird found in Dane County has West Nile virus.

  • 06/29/2018 Stay Away from Blue-Green Algae Blooms

    Over the last few days, widespread areas of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) have been spotted throughout Madison area lakes.

  • 06/29/2018 Protect Yourself from Severe Heat!

    The National Weather Service has issued a Exc

  • 06/22/2018 Protect Yourself from Flood Health Hazards

    Recent heavy rains have created flood conditions in some areas of Dane County. Flood waters can carry with them many contaminants that can pose health risks, such as sewage, fertilizer, manure, gas, and pesticides.

  • 06/15/2018 Protect Yourself in Severe Heat!

    Temperatures are predicted to be dangerously hot with heat indices approaching 100° this weekend! The national weather service has issued a Heat Advisory from 1pm Saturday thru 7pm Sunday.

  • 06/14/2018 Free Summer Food Program Launches June 18

    An innovative partnership of public and nonprofit partners is addressing food insecurity for children and families in Madison again this summer.