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 > >

Hepatitis C on the Rise in Baby Boomers

Lincoln County Health Department encourages all baby boomers to get a Hepatitis C Infographic1_HepCtest in order to help stop the spread of this virus.  In 2013, the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) announced its recommendation for baby boomers to get tested for Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a serious viral illness that attacks the liver. It is spread through the blood of infected people in ways such as: sharing drug needles, mother to baby during childbirth, and sexual contact. For every 100 people that become infected with the Hepatitis C virus, 15-25 people will get rid the virus on their own, 60–70 people will have this liver disease for a lifetime, 5–20 people will get severe scarring of the liver over a period of 20–30 years, and 1–5 people will die from liver problems or liver cancer. Continue Reading > >