Feedback Welcome on the Health Needs of Lincoln County

Lincoln County Health Department in collaboration with its Healthy People Lincoln County partners is proud to present a draft copy of the 2018-2023 Community Health Assessment. This report makes up a year-long process of reviewing and analyzing comprehensive data on health issues and needs of individuals residing in Lincoln County. The Community Health Assessment is the first step of our Community Health Improvement Process and provides an overall six year plan to tackle the health challenges of our county. Challenges have been identified as Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health, Oral (Dental) Health, and Nutrition and Healthy Foods.

Lincoln County Community Needs Assessment 2018

You can provide feedback by using the following link before April 30th https://goo.gl/forms/0yhT1hZ0WlLuN5it1. If you have questions or want a copy of the final assessment contact Shelley Hersil, Health Officer/Director, Lincoln County Health Department, 715-539-1360, shersil@co.lincoln.wi.us.

WI Wins: A Statewide Tobacco Movement

Have you heard of the Wisconsin Wins program? Wisconsin Wins is a science-based, state-wide program designed to decrease youth access to tobacco products.  It began in the spring of 2002.

This program strives to reduce illegal tobacco sales to minors. It congratulates local clerks who do not sell tobacco to youth.  It also educates those who do.  Free training is available through the program.  This training can be found at www.WITobaccoCheck.org. Continue Reading > >

Free Gun Locks Distributed Throughout County

The Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition is excited to announce that they will be partnering with local businesses and sports clubs to promote gun safety. This spring, the following locations will be providing free gun locks and education materials to the public.

  • Tomahawk Furniture (Firearms and Bows)
  • Lincoln County Sports Club
  • Rock Falls Rod and Gun Club
  • Rutt N’ Rod
  • Jim Moser

These locations support gun safety and want to keep our community safe Continue Reading > >

Join the Sugar Out Day Challenge on March 24

The Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition has a challenge for the community; reduce your sugar for one day. We are asking families and individuals to take the Sugar Out Day pledge on Saturday, March 24th to reduce the sugar you eat and drink for the day. Click here for pledge form.

“The average American consumes almost 152 pounds of sugar in one year; this averages to about 3 pounds of sugar each week” says Karen Krueger, Public Health Nurse for the Lincoln County Health Department and head of the Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition. Continue Reading > >

Ground Water Awareness Week March 11-17

Only 1% of the water on Earth is useable, 99% of which is groundwater. Groundwater is water found under the ground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rock. Approximately 70% of Wisconsin uses groundwater for drinking. The Lincoln County Health Department would like to use this year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 11-17, to remind well owners to test their water every year to prevent illness caused by bad water. “This year’s theme, Test, Tend, and Treat is a reminder of how to keep our private water supply clean and pure,” says Meghan Williams, Lincoln County Registered Environmental Health Specialist. Continue Reading > >