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World Breastfeeding Week Celebration a Success

Posted on Aug 16th, 2014

Oneida County WIC hosted an event at Hodag Park in Rhinelander August 4th to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is…

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Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition Awarded Gold Award for Local Coalitions

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2014

The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition was awarded the Gold Award for local coalitions on Friday, June 13th at the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition…

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

Posted on Jun 5th, 2014

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…

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World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7

Posted on Aug 1st, 2013

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of…

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Give Your Infant A Fighting Chance This Flu Season!

Posted on Feb 1st, 2013

With cold and flu season in full swing, it is no surprise that we hold concern for our children’s health; we do not want to see them suffer- ever.…

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World Breastfeeding Week August 1st – August 7th

Posted on Jul 31st, 2012

This year is the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of World Breastfeeding week. The 2012 Objectives for World Breastfeeding week include:   1. To…

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Wisconsin’s Superhero: The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition Receives Award for Obesity Prevention Efforts

Posted on Jun 7th, 2012

  The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition has been awarded the 2012 Obesity Prevention Superhero award for its pioneering work to making Oneida,…

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Give Your Baby a Fighting Chance this Flu Season!

Posted on Feb 20th, 2012

With cold and flu season in full swing, it is no surprise that we hold concern for our children’s health; we do not want to see them suffer- ever.…

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World Breastfeeding Week! August 1st – 7th

Posted on Jul 29th, 2011

Breastfeeding is a natural, normal part of the birthing and infant nurturing process. World Breastfeeding Weeks gives us all the opportunity to…

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Trig’s Supports Breastfeeding in Their Business & Workplace

Posted on Mar 31st, 2011

A year ago, the United States Breastfeeding Committee applauded the passage of the health care reform package with great support of breastfeeding…

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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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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.