Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. Fireworks, while fun to watch, can be very dangerous if used incorrectly. Each year, there are many serious injuries such as burns, vision and hearing loss, and even deaths

Farmers Market

Farmers Market season is now among us, what does that mean? Local, fresh, seasonal produce. Think about how far the food we purchase at the grocery store has to travel before it reaches our plate! Locally grown foods are picked

Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition Awarded Gold Award for Local Coalitions

The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition was awarded the Gold Award for local coalitions on Friday, June 13th at the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Summit. The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition, since 2006, has addressed our National and State recommendations to increase the exclusivity, initiation

Intern To Work With Wisconsin Wins Program

  Meagan Neis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is joining the Wisconsin Wins project and visiting tobacco license holders to find out which businesses are complying with the law and which ones may need to provide their employees with more

National Safety Month (Injury Prevention)

Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44.  In 2012, there were nearly 2300 emergency room visits in Oneida County due

Celebrate the Father’s Important Role in Supporting a Mother’s Choice of Breastfeeding Their Baby

As Father’s Day approaches, it is important to celebrate the role fathers play in the lives of their breastfed children. While it is fairly well known that breastfeeding has positive lifelong effects on the health of both baby and mother,

Men’s Health Month

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Alarming statistics show that men’s health is at great risk. On average, men

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

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

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.