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.

Lincoln County Releases Results of 2018 Tobacco Compliance Checks

Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) once again conducted Wisconsin Wins tobacco compliance checks this year. Any store that has a tobacco license is…

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Continue Free Flu Shots for Students this October

Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will be holding flu clinics at Tomahawk School District and a separate clinic date for students attending 3…

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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…

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After Flooding: Take Precautions to Keep Your Family Safe

Health dangers after a flood can be present for weeks or months State health officials along with Lincoln County Health Department are urging…

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Wisconsin Releases Communicable Disease Report

The Bureau of Communicable Diseases is excited to share the release of its inaugural Annual Report! This report reflects all reportable communicable…

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Be On the Lookout for Blue-Green Algae

Around this time of year, we will often see some of our lakes and ponds turning into what looks like pea soup. This is from blue-green algae. …

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Healthy Recipe Program Expanded to Lee’s Piggly Wiggly of Merrill

The Lincoln County Health Department is happy to announce that we are expanding our healthy recipe program "Eating Right with Every Bite" to Lee’s…

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LCHD Awarded Marshfield Clinic Health System, Security Health Plan ABCS for Healthy Communities Grant

Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan are proud to announce that the Lincoln County Health Department is one of 14 recipients of…

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New Plan Outlines Roadmap to a Healthier Lincoln County

Lincoln County Health Department in collaboration with its Live Well Lincoln partners are proud to announce the release of the Lincoln County…

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Stay Safe as the Temperatures Rise

Residents reminded to stay cool, hydrated, and informed during extreme heat High temperatures are expected over much of Wisconsin in the next…

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Summer Food Safety Tips

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! Every summer, many of us long for that word. Millions of people can’t wait to take time away from work or school and take to the…

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Pneumococcal Vaccines Recommended for those 65 years and older

Most of us take breathing for granted, but when breathing becomes difficult, it can be very scary. It can also be life threatening.  Lincoln County…

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Beat the Heat this Summer: 2018 Cooling Center Listing

Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day is observed on June 6. While many people look forward to the warmer summer temperatures, it’s important to remember…

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National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Pools, waterparks, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. This year during the National Healthy…

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Local Pizza Restaurants & Community Partners Promote Parents Who Host Campaign

This graduation season, local pizza restaurants and community partners are collaborating with the Lincoln County Drug-Free Coalition and local law…

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Dr. Jeffrey Moore Named Childhood Immunization Champion by the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named Dr. Jeffrey Moore of the Marshfield Clinic Merrill Center a 2018 Childhood…

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Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Class Offered in May “Mental Health Month”

Did you know 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental illness? Mental illness knows no boundaries. Essentially everyone is…

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Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week

Immunizations are also known as vaccines or shots. They have done such a good job of controlling diseases in developed countries like the United…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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“Eating Right With Every Bite” Coming to Dave’s County Market

Something tasty is coming to Dave’s County Market! Starting Saturday, March 10th, Dave’s County Market is happy to be partnering with the Lincoln…

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Tobacco Products Hit a New Low with E-Cigarettes that look like USB Flash Drives

Teachers are used to dealing with disruptions in the classroom – things like passing notes, using cell phones, talking out of turn, etc. Teachers…

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Free Stress Management Programs in Merrill and Tomahawk

The Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition is hosting two four week stress management programs called Taking Care of You in Merrill and Tomahawk. The…

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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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