Prevent Your Child from Drowning

Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4 years.

Friends Swimming Underwater in Backyard Pool --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

 Here are some tips:

  • Always watch your children in and around pools, lakes and other types of water. Give them your undivided attention.
  • When there are a lot of adults and children are swimming, designate adults to watch the children. Take turns.
  • Teach your child to swim. Older, more experienced swimmers should still swim with someone else every time.
  • From the first time your kids swim, teach children to never go near or in water without an adult present.
  • Learn CPR.
  • Teach your children to never play or swim near drains or suction outlets so they don’t get injured.

Learn More, visit http://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/swimming-and-water

Healthy People Lincoln County Annual Report

We are pleased to provide to you our Healthy People Lincoln County annual report for 2014 Building a Healthy Lincoln County 2014 community

Healthy People Lincoln County’s mission is to promote partnerships within the community to improve health through advocacy, prevention and implementation of best practices. If you are interested in becoming involved with Healthy People Lincoln County or serve on a community coalition (oral, nutrition or mental health coalition), please email me at shersil@co.lincoln.wi.us.

 

 

National Infant Immunization Week is April 18 – 25, 2015!

During the week of April 18 – April 25, 2015, Lincoln County Health Department will observe BondingNational Infant Immunization Week by promoting vaccinations for infants, children and adults.  To celebrate, call the Health Department at 715-536-0307 and have your immunization record checked to see if you are up-to-date with recommended vaccines.

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly recognition to highlight the importance of protecting infants from diseases that can be prevented by vaccines.   Continue Reading > >

Lincoln ranks among Less Healthy Counties in Wisconsin’s Health Rankings

Lincoln County ranks among the less healthy counties in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

The Rankings are an easy-to-use snapshot comparing the health of nearly every county in the nation. The local-level data allows each state to see how its counties compare on 30 factors that influence health, including education, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet, and exercise. Continue Reading > >

Temporary Restaurant Food Safety Program

food safetyTemporary Restaurant Establishments can now receive $10 off your annual license by completing the temporary food safety education program self-study quiz.

The goal of the temporary food education program self-study course is to provide an opportunity to temporary food establishments to ensure that individuals handling, preparing and serving food have the basic knowledge and skills to minimize potential hazards and food borne illness. Continue Reading > >