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North Shore Health Department Highlights 3/20/2018

Did You Know?

March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week. This week provides an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages.  More than 90% of poisonings occur in the home, especially in places like the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. Educating ourselves as well as our children is the best way to help prevent poisonings.

Prevention Tips:

·         Keep medicines in their original containers and properly labeled.

·         Have a working carbon monoxide detector.

·         Wash skin after dealing with chemicals including art products, antifreeze, or cleaning solutions.

·         Wash hands and counters before and after preparing food.

·         Always use clean utensils while cooking and serving food.

·         Check insect repellent labels for DEET, a chemical that can be poisonous in large quantities.

·         Keep all chemicals, medicines, and potentially harmful substances out of reach of children.

·         Program the Poison Help Hotline (800-222-1222) into your phones.

To learn more about poisoning prevention and what to do in case of a poisoning, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/poisoning/preventiontips.htm

To look up a specific item: https://www.poisonhelp.org/help


The North Shore Community Health Survey is still happening…
Every three years, the health care systems and public health departments in Milwaukee County partner to gather information on the health and health behaviors of our residents. 2018 is the third year of the cycle, so a survey year. If your landline or cell phone shows a 414 area code number from “Management Decisions,” please answer the call and help us gather data to increase our knowledge and focus our resources on health issues.  

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North Shore Health News

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

The energy assistance program offers funds to help  residents avoid disconnection. The application period is October 1st-May1st. View the flyer to get more information 


Flu is NOT just a “bad cold”- it is potentially deadly. Of NS residents hospitalized for flu, none who were vaccinated required admission to an intensive care unit or mechanical ventilation, indicating that the flu vaccine may have lessened the severity of their illness. View the full post on our clinic page. 

Visit our clinic page or call the North Shore Health Department at 414-371-2980 today to schedule your flu shot if you have not had one yet.

Important Recall Information on Infant Sleep Positioners

The FDA has issued a consumer update to warn of the risk of infant suffocation with the use of infant sleep positioners. The federal government has received reports about babies who have died from suffocation associated with their sleep positioners

View the video and links below for more information. 




Lead Poisoning Prevention Toolkit 

Check out the Lead Poisoning Prevention toolkit that the health department created at Protecting Our Kids From Lead.

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

Our Mission

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.

Contact NSHD

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.