Welcome to North Shore Health Department

The North Shore Health Department Highlights for 3/28/2017

Did You Know?

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. Buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half. Seventy-three percent of car seats are not being used correctly so it’s important for every parent to make sure their car seats and booster seats are used and installed properly.  Car seat safety is very important but also required by law.  Wisconsin law requires the following:

  •         Rear-facing infant seat-until the child is both 1 year and 20lbs
  •         Forward-facing seat- must stay in harness until 4 years and 40lbs
  •         Booster seat-can move into booster at 4 years and 40lbs and can move out when they have reached 8 years or 80lbs or 4’9”

SafeKids Worldwide reminds parents to keep their kids in their current car seat for as long as they can—until their child reaches the maximum weight or height listed on the car seat label.  That includes leaving infants rear-facing beyond one year. Every step forward reduces safety just a bit! To learn about best practice for car seats visit the following link: https://www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide/basic-tips/when-to-change/

Have questions or feeling unsure about whether you have the seat installed correctly? Schedule a car seat/booster seat installation check at: www.NSFire.org.

You can also visit us at our monthly car seat clinic at the North Shore Fire Department (NSFD) Brown Deer station, done in partnership with NSFD and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The clinics are held from 9:00 - 11:30 am the second Wednesday of each month.   Walk-ins are welcome; however, an appointment can also be made with Children’s Hospital Central Scheduling at 414-607-5280.  

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North Shore Health News

Health Officer, Ann Christiansen interviews with TMJ4
Our Health Officer, Ann Christiansen, was interviewed on TMJ4 about our Heroin Resource Guide. Watch here: http://ow.ly/RJQx30ailrc

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


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating illnesses caused by the Seoul virus, a very rare type of hantavirus (known as Seoul virus) carried by Norway rats. Individuals who have had contact with rats and who experience Seoul virus symptoms should contact their health care provider immediately. Learn more at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/hantavirus.htm

The Milwaukee Common Council voted to create a City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force

Click here to learn more

Help us take 1 Billion Steps!
Visit the following website to sign up: https://stridekick.app.link/join-challenge?id=55334 

Meningococcal B vaccine

If you are or have an undergraduate student returning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for semester break, students are advised to get your second dose of the meningococcal disease serogroup B vaccine. Contact your health care provider to schedule this vaccine. More information on the Meningococcal disease outbreak at the University of Wisconsin Madison can be found at https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/front/meningitis-and-prevention

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.