We want your opinion! Help us to improve our community.
Forest, Oneida, and Vilas county residents are being asked to participate in this year’s Community Health Assessment. County health officials in collaboration with Ministry ER/HY/SM Hospitals are asking you to provide input on various health related topics to better inform county health programming decisions and aid in the development of a Community Health Plan.
Responses will be anonymous and participants will be given an opportunity to register for drawings for gift certificates after completing the survey. Once complete, results will be released to the public. For questions about the Community Health Assessment, please contact your local county health department.
Surveys are available below by clicking on the link or using the QR Code:
Community Health Assessment
WORLD AIDS DAY – DECEMBER 1, 2015
World AIDS Day is celebrated each year on December 1 to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS. The U. S government theme of World AIDS Day 2015 is “The Time To Act Is Now.” According to Douglas Brooks, the Director of the Office of National AIDS policy:
There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year, we will celebrate the tremendous progress we have made together in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, and focus on the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.
In 2015, we know what it takes to prevent HIV infections and improve the lives of people living with HIV, and we are building on the success of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the release of the United States’ National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, and our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Time to Act Is Now looks to the future and demonstrates the urgent need for action today.
For everything World AIDS Day, follow www.aids.gov and use the hashtag #WAD2015 on social media.
One in six people in the US do not know they are infected with HIV. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) ensures improved access to testing without co pays or deductible. For those who know they are infected, the comprehensive coverage establishes a set of benefits that must be covered for chronic diseases like HIV/AIDS. Contact your medical provider or The Oneida County Health Department for your HIV testing options.