What’s New

Here you find a list of the most recent news added to the Lincoln County Health Department website. Scroll down to review and click on the title to continue reading. You can also find archived news by using the search box on the right side of this page.

Community Poverty Simulation on February 26

The Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition is hosting a Community Poverty Simulation on February 26, 2018 from 5:15 – 8:00 pm at the Merrill High…

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Concerns that Preteens are Not Protected Against Certain Cancers

In Lincoln County, only 55% percent of preteens and teens are being vaccinated against certain cancers. According to 2016 data from the Wisconsin…

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Radon: Protect Your Family From Lung Cancer

The Department of Health Services estimates that 1 out of 10 homes in Wisconsin have high radon levels. Radon testing is not required by law or…

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Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season

Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking This time of year brings lots of opportunities to celebrate.…

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Lincoln County Releases the Results of the 2017 WI WINS Compliance Checks

This year the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) once again conducted tobacco compliance checks. Any store that has a tobacco license may be…

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Public Invited to Create a Healthy Lincoln County

Lincoln County Health Department, along with their partners, are inviting the public to participate in the development of a three year community…

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Holiday Food Safety Tips

As the end of the year approaches, it’s likely there are multiple parties and thus many meals in your future. Carrying food from one location to…

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Stay Healthy for the Holidays; It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

Haven’t received your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. Lincoln County Health Department is continuing to offer Walk-In Wednesday Flu Shot Clinics…

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DANGER! Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills!

Protect your family from carbon monoxide this winter As we get used to the cooling temperatures and enjoy the last days of fall, the Lincoln…

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Lincoln County Health Department 13th County in the State to be Awarded National Accreditation

PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Demonstrate the Capacity to Serve their Communities Well Lincoln County Health Department is proud to announce…

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Health Department Offers Free Shots for Tomahawk Students on November 7th

Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will be holding a free vaccine clinic at the Tomahawk High School Library on Tuesday, November 7th during…

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Establishments Receive Health Department Awards

Lincoln County Health Department announced the fourth annual environmental health award winners for the 2016 licensing year (July 1, 2016- June 30,…

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NAMI Northwoods Offers Free Family Support Group in Lincoln County

Support for Loved Ones of Individuals Living with Mental Illness. The Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition is pleased to announce that the…

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Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition Creates Awareness through Chalk Art Messages on the River Bend Trail

Members of the Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition recently joined together on the River Bend Trail to create chalk art messages to promote mental…

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ReadyLincoln.org Goes Live this September in Observance of National Preparedness Month

Lincoln County Emergency Management and the Lincoln County Health Department are pleased to announce the completion of ReadyLincoln; an emergency…

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5210 is Coming to a Doctor’s Office Near You!

September is Fruit and Vegetable Month and the Lincoln County Nutrition Coalition would like to spread the word! During the month of September,…

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Are You Ready to Fight the Flu? People of All Ages Advised to Get Vaccinated.

With children back in school, and adults back to work after a busy summer, Lincoln County Health Department asks everyone to protect themselves and…

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Health Department Offers Free Shots for Prairie River Middle School Students on September 26

Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will again be holding a vaccine clinic at Prairie River Middle School (PRMS). This will be on Tuesday,…

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Headed to the Water, Be on the Lookout for Blue-Green Algae

If you are heading out to lakes and rivers this summer, Lincoln County Health Department reminds you to be on the lookout for blue-green algae…

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Garden Mentoring Program Brings the Community Together

Oftentimes, the thought of making the transition to a nursing home can seem intimidating. Individuals may be worried about losing the sense of a…

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Lincoln County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Protect Yourself Against Mosquito Bites The Lincoln County Health Department reports a crow found in Lincoln County early July has tested positive…

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Invitation to Participate in Healthy People Lincoln County’s Community Forum

Healthy People Lincoln County is inviting organizations and community members to participate in a Community Forum on August 16th from 8:30 am –…

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Seeking Your Input on Health Survey

Healthy People Lincoln County is interested in learning more about the health issues affecting Lincoln County residents. Starting this June, a…

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Summer Food Safety and Salmonella

Each year, 1 in 6 people in the United States gets sick from eating contaminated food. Each of those illnesses represents something that went wrong…

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Teen Sexual Health Event for Parents – June 29

Not sure how to have “the talk” with your child? On Thursday, June 29th,  the Lincoln County Health Department will be sponsoring an event in…

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Tobacco Sales Training Website Unveils New URL

For the past decade, Smokecheck.org has been the online destination for Wisconsin tobacco retailers looking for training to help them avoid illegal…

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 22-28

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week will take place May 22-28, 2017, marking the 13th anniversary of this observance.  Swimming offers many health…

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Measles Outbreak Close to Home

A recent outbreak of measles is hitting close to Wisconsin borders. As of May 10, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health is reporting that 51 cases…

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Local Pizza Restaurants Promote Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign

This graduation season, local pizza restaurants are partnering with the Lincoln County Drug-Free Coalition and local law enforcement to promote the…

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Tall Pines Community Garden – Plots Available

Applications and Orientation Applications are now being accepted for plots at the Tall Pines Community Garden. The Tall Pines Community…

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Risk for Blastomycosis Increases in Warmer Months

Lincoln County has historically had higher rates of Blastomycosis than other areas in Wisconsin. Although numbers of Blastomycosis in Lincoln County…

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Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week April 22 – 29

Parents agree that establishing schedules for eating and sleeping are important for keeping their children healthy. The same goes for childhood…

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Free Mental Health First Aid Trainings in May

This May, the Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition is observing Mental Health Awareness Month, by offering (2) Free Mental Health First Aid…

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Community Members and Police Partner to Prevent Teen Drinking

Governor Walker has proclaimed April as Underage Alcohol Use and Abuse Awareness Month. During this season of social gatherings for youth, a reminder…

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County Health Rankings Released for Lincoln County

Lincoln County ranked 49 out of 72 counties for health outcomes and 38 for health factors, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings,…

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Volunteer or Mentor at the Tall Pines Community Garden in Merrill

Orientation for Community Garden Rental is April 18 at 6 pm. Do you want to grow your own food and need space to grow? The Tall Pines Community…

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Tobacco Marketing a Sad Part of Women’s History

March is Women’s History Month, which recognizes the accomplishments of women throughout history. This event is meaningful to many of us who have…

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Only 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Needed for Younger Adolescents

The Advisory Council on Immunization Practices and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidelines recommending 2 doses of…

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“Try Before You Buy” Coming to Dave’s County Market

Something tasty is coming to Dave’s County Market in Merrill Saturday March 25th 10am-1pm or while supplies last. The Lincoln County Nutrition…

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Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition Kicks Off Adult Campaign with Billboard

Lincoln County Health Department Oral Health Coalition recently received a grant funded through the Midwest Collaborative Initiative provided by the…

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Test Your Water: National Groundwater Awareness Week

What do you know about your water quality? March 5-11th is National Groundwater Awareness Week. The Lincoln County Health Department reminds well…

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Flu Numbers Rising In Wisconsin

The flu bug is hitting Wisconsinites hard, spiking to nearly 1000 confirmed cases, and hundreds of hospitalizations. According to figures from the…

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Join us for a Conversation on Food Security in Lincoln County

Food Security is defined as access to all people, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life. To learn more about food security in…

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Take the Sugar Out Day Pledge on February 18

The Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition is encouraging individuals, families, businesses and organizations in the community to participate in the…

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Radon: Leading Cause of Lung Cancer among Non- Smokers

Did you know that radon gas causes more than 20,000 deaths a year? It is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States. You…

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Number of WI Retailers Selling Tobacco to Minors Inching Closer to 10%

More Wisconsin kids are being sold tobacco products illegally, according to new data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The data comes…

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Lincoln County Releases Results of 2016 WI WINS Compliance Checks

This past summer the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) conducted tobacco compliance checks throughout Lincoln County. A total of 30 random…

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Mental Health Coalition Offers Free Youth Mental Health First Aid in January

The Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition is excited to announce that they will be offering FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid. County residents and…

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Do Patient Reminders Assist in Increasing Immunization Rates?

Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) participated in two performance management objectives in 2016 focusing on improving immunization rates for…

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Be Smart This Holiday Season – Serve Under 21 and the Party’s Over

Each holiday season, the Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition promotes BUZZKILL: Serve Under 21 and the Party’s Over; a campaign focused on educating…

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