Monthly Archives: February 2015

National Nutrition Month

This National Nutrition Month, the Academy Encourages Everyone to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle There is no one food, drink, pill or machine that is the key to achieving optimal health. A person’s overall daily routine is what is most


GARDEN BASED NUTRITION GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition) is a chronic disease prevention and management coalition dedicated to improving the health of residents in Oneida and Vilas Counties

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Did you know that only 21% of Oneida County has access to optimally fluoridated water? February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and it is also fluoridation’s 70th anniversary this year. Some things don’t age gracefully, but community water fluoridation

Northwoods LEAN Announces 2014 Service Awards

Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition) held its annual meeting on January 14.  Northwoods LEAN is a coalition that serves Oneida and Vilas County and focuses on improving the health of residents by improving nutrition and increasing physical activity.  

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Did you know: 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is the victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse by a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds other types of youth violence Girls and young women between the

58 Million Nonsmokers In US Are Still Exposed To Secondhand Smoke

Two of every five children — including seven in 10 black children — are exposed to secondhand smoke. Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in

February is Heart Health Month

February has been dedicated as Heart Health Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every

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Rhinelander, WI 54501
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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.