Injury Prevention

Oneida County Health Department’s efforts in injury prevention reduce death and disability from intentional and unintentional injury through coordination and implementation of health promotion and education programs and special events.

Injuries occur in highly predictable patterns with recognizable risk factors among identifiable populations. Injuries are a preventable health problem. They are not accidents. The Wisconsin Injury Prevention Program utilizes data from multiple sources to monitor injury-related events in Wisconsin. Click here to view Wisconsin Injury Prevention data.

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Posted on Sep 23rd, 2016

BAFFLED ABOUT CAR SEATS? INTRODUCING THE NEW: ULTIMATE CAR SEAT GUIDE PRACTICAL TIPS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE IN CARS Personalized Tips for Your…

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Back to School: Driving and Pedestrian Safety

Posted on Aug 24th, 2016

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…

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Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, causing 80% of liver cancer deaths, and kills 1.4 million people worldwide yearly. Do you…

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Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock!

Posted on Jun 6th, 2016

In 2015 there were 24 child heatstroke deaths nationwide. These children died because they were left in a hot vehicle and suffered heatstroke. What…

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May is Bike Safety Month (Part 1 of 3)

Posted on May 10th, 2016

Spring has sprung, and many are back outside and riding their bikes again. Bicycling is a great physical activity that is fun for children of all…

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Don’t Be a Party to Underage Drinking

Posted on Apr 15th, 2016

The Oneida County Health Department’s AODA Community Coalition, along with the Department of Health Services  is partnering with Drug Free Action…

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Homeowner Annual Well Sampling

Posted on Apr 8th, 2016

There are approximately 1 million private wells in Wisconsin. Your well water is used for drinking, bathing, cleaning, and food preparation. City…

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Cold Weather Driving

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2016

Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in northern Wisconsin were we get a lot of snow and ice. Additional preparations can help make…

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Radon: Test. Fix. Save a Life.

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016

January is National Radon Action Month. Exposure to this colorless, odorless, radioactive gas is the nation’s second leading cause of lung cancer…

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December is “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”

Posted on Dec 7th, 2015

Buy age-appropriate toys. Look for toys and other gifts that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards. Review…

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Halloween Safety

Posted on Oct 26th, 2015

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These…

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Back to School: Driving and Pedestrian Safety

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

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…

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Sunscreen and Skin Cancer Prevention

Posted on Aug 7th, 2015

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed annually, and many…

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Look Before You Lock

Posted on Aug 7th, 2015

Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of car crashes.  The Oneida County Health Department wants to remind parents and caregivers…

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Heatstroke Prevention

Posted on Jul 15th, 2015

Oneida County Health Departments Certified Car Seat Technicians Want You To Know: Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of…

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Bike Safety – Part 3 of 3

Posted on May 6th, 2015

It is getting warmer everyday. For those who have been following the previous blog posts, your bike and equipment should be ready for your first…

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National Poison Prevention Week

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

National Poison Prevention Week kicks off this week (March 15-21, 2015) The nation’s poison centers report more than 2 million poisonings each…

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Cold Weather Driving

Posted on Jan 21st, 2015

NASA's rover Curiosity began exploring Mars' Gale Crater in August 2012, after landing. From temperatures gathered by the rover, NASA reports that…

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December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Posted on Dec 4th, 2014

 Buy age-appropriate toys. Look for toys and other gifts that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards. Review…

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Halloween Safety: It’s a Real Treat

Posted on Oct 24th, 2014

The air is crisp, days are getting shorter, and the smell of autumn leaves is in the air.  Halloween is right around the corner!   It’s an…

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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

ochd@co.oneida.wi.us

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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Hotlines

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.