Monthly Archives: August 2013

Back to School: Driving and Pedestrian Safety

It is that time again, and soon we will see young pedestrians with backpacks heading to and from school. Walking to and from school is a healthy activity for children, when done safely and properly. Below are two short lists

Sports Related Injuries

Each year, 1.35 million children are seen in emergency rooms for sports- related injuries.  That’s one child every 25 seconds.  Safe Kids Worldwide has developed a cool, new infographic to help parents, coaches and athletes learn the facts about sports injuries and

Swimmers Itch

Have you been itching for a swim lately?  You might want to take a few precautions heading out to the lake this summer.  As the heat rolls in, so does cercarial dermatitis, commonly referred to as Swimmers Itch.  It is

Building Bridges for Breastfeeding Success

The month of August begins the celebration of World Breastfeeding Month.  The goal of World Breastfeeding Month is to support and promote breastfeeding as the normal way of giving babies the best start in life.  Breastfeeding has been shown to

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. 

Local Coalition Announces Results of CHANGE Assessment

Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition) coalition is pleased to announce the results of the Community Health Assessment and Group Evaluation (CHANGE).  CDC’s Healthy Communities Program designed the CHANGE tool for all communities interested in creating social and built

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Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

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Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

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.