Lincoln County Recognized with 100% Achievement Seal-A-Smile

Healthy People Photo 1Lincoln County was among 19 programs that received 100% achievement awards at this year’s Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile (SAS) annual meeting in May. In order to receive this award, programs must provide, meet or exceed the goal they set for the number of children they will place sealants on during the previous school year. Continue Reading > >

Back to School, Does Your Child Need a Shot?

Circle-Kids2Summer vacation will be ending. School/college will be starting; the Lincoln County Health Department encourages parents to check their children’s immunization records now to make sure their children are up-to-date for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

“Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children’s long-term health,” said Mindy Schwarz, Public Health Nurse, Lincoln County Health Department. Continue Reading > >

Choose Healthy Snacks at School This Year!

healthy SnackWith the new school year upon us, parents may be asked to send a snack to school at times for their child’s classroom. Healthy People Lincoln County Nutrition Coalition would like to encourage parents to send healthy snacks to school for their children. The Center for Disease Control has published research showing that good nutrition is directly linked to better performance in school. Healthy food choices are also important in maintaining a healthy weight. “Schools are a great place to promote healthy eating habits in students”, says Paula Gebauer, RN at Ministry -Sacred Heart-Saint Mary’s Hospital. Continue Reading > >

Free Shots for Middle School Students

  • bb_middle-School_studentsWho: All PRMS students
  • What: Adolescent Vaccines
  • When: September 22nd, 2015
  • TIME: During school
  • Where: Prairie River Middle School (PRMS)
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Lincoln County Receives $50,000 Community Garden Grant

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health recently awareded grants to five county health departments and six nonprofit communitygardenorganizations totaling nearly $540,000, providing funding for 11 projects thorugh the Community Opportunity Grants Program.The projects focus on improving the health of state residents of all ages and address a wide range of topics, including obesity, alcohol and other drug abuse, child abuse and mental health.

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