North Shore Health Department Highlights 7/17/2018
The North Shore Health Department is hosting our first broad community discussion to help us in developing the North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan. The CHIP is a 5-year plan that identifies health priorities, develops and implements strategies to address the priorities, and lays out the means to measure health improvements.
Please consider joining us on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center where we will review the community health issues that emerged from the North Shore Community Health Assessment and discuss potential action steps for improvement. We invite you to stop by anytime between 3:00pm – 6:30pm to meet with stakeholders and staff, review the potential topic areas, and provide input on what is being or could be done to make our communities healthier and safer. If you can’t join the discussion on July 26th, please let us know as there will be other opportunities to provide input and get involved.
The event is free, but we would like everyone to register through the link on our website (https://nshealthdept.org).
To view the 2017-2021 Community Health Assessment and the 2014-2019 Community Health Improvement Plan visit: http://www.nshealthdept.org/Reports.aspx
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice” as people continue to be hospitalized with severe bleeding after using these products which have contained rat poison
The North Shore Health Department and
SafeKids Southeast Wisconsin have partnered
to help all bicyclists ride safer!
Come to either of our Health Department offices
to be fitted and receive a new bicycle helmet for
just $10.00! Adult and children’s sizes
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a collaborative effort with Walgreens to provide free rapid HIV testing for anyone 18 years of age or older, with or without health insurance, at five Walgreens pharmacies in Milwaukee.
The rapid HIV testing is now available at the following Walgreens pharmacy locations in Milwaukee:
7171 N Teutonia Ave.
370 E Capitol Dr.
2826 N MLK Dr.
3522 W Wisconsin Ave.
2625 W National Ave.
Find out more about the importance of getting tested for HIV at GetTestedMKE.com.
Dead Bird Reporting Hotline is Now Open
The Dead Bird Reporting Hotline (1-800-433-1610) has been activated and will remain open through the mosquito season until October 31, 2018. Just like previous years, the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline is available for Wisconsin residents to report sick or dead birds, and to facilitate West Nile virus (WNV) testing of corvids (crows, ravens, blue jays) to monitor WNV activity.
A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home. For more information call 833-551-7739 or visit: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/kidde-recalls-dual-sensor-smoke-alarms-due-to-risk-of-failure-to-alert-consumers-to-a
Heroin, Opioid and Prescription Drug Resource Guide Released
The North Shore Health Department has worked with local partners to put together a comprehensive Heroin, Opioid and Prescription Drug Information and Resource Guide for family and friends. Access the guide online at: www.nshealthdept.org/heroin
North Shore Health Department
In partnership with the communities we serve, the North Shore Health Department assures, promotes, and protects the health and safety of the people in the North Shore.
The North Shore Health Department offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please contact us at (414)371-2980 during our regular business hours
If you have an urgent public heath need during non-office hours, please call the Bayside Communications Center's non-emergency number at (414) 351-9900 and the appropriate public health authorities will be notified.