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As health care costs continue to rise, employers are searching for effective ways of lowering—or at least controlling—those costs.  One effective solution is worksite wellness programming.  Studies show that wellness programs reduce employee risks for disease and work-related injuries, decrease health insurance claims, and improve productivity and employee moral.  In addition, wellness programs are a benefit, useful in attracting and retaining employees.

Worksite wellness programs are a savvy business investment. For every $1 spent on worksite wellness initiatives, employers can see a return of up to $6.  Additionally, wellness programs can reduce sick leave, medical costs, and worker’s comp claims by as much as 25%.

Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition), an Oneida and Vilas County chronic disease prevention and management coalition, is hosting a FREE worksite wellness summit on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 am – 1 pm at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.  Lunch is included.  Come learn the steps you can take in your business to improve the health of your employees.

Visit to register for this learning opportunity.  For questions, please call Kyla Waksmonski at 715-369-6114.

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Oneida County Health Department will promote and protect the health of Oneida County by providing leadership, education and services.

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Upcoming Events

Northwoods Tobacco Free Coalition Meeting
April 6, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Breast Feeding Coalition
April 7, 2015 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Trails Council Meeting
April 14, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Health & Aging Committee Meeting
April 16, 2015 9:00 am - 11:30 am
AODA Coalition Meeting
April 27, 2015 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Telephone (715) 369-6111
Fax (715) 369-6112

To report a public health emergency or to report a notifiable disease after hours, please contact dispatch at 715-361-5100.

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Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

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Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.