North Shore Health Department September 23rd, 2015
Did You Know?
The 8th annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day is being observed on September 23rd in Wisconsin and across the United States. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older adults in the North Shore. Falls result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. Even without a major injury, falls can cause older adults to become fearful and depressed, making it difficult to stay active. Common factors that lead to a fall are balance and gait issues, vision problems, medications, environment, and chronic conditions like diabetes, stroke or arthritis. If you have an aging parent, grandparent, or neighbor and are concerned about their fall risk, please encourage them to contact their health care provider for a falls risk assessment.
North Shore Fire/Rescue (NSFR) and the North Shore Health Department partner to offer the fire and fall prevention program, Remembering When. If you are interested in knowing more about this program or would like to participate, contact the health department at 414-371-2980.
The North Shore Health Department has a proud and respected tradition of providing excellent health services to our North Shore communities. With our knowledgeable staff,we are continuing our mission to improve our residents' health, prevent disease, and safeguard the environment through an organized, collaborative effort.
The North Shore Health Department works with a Board of Health, comprised of a licensed medical adviser and members appointed for a two-year term by village presidents or the mayor of each community. Our staff consists of a health officer, an administrative assistant, a registered sanitarian, and registered nurses who are public health nurses.
The North Shore Health Department is one of the many benefits that make living in our communities very special. Our services and programs are thoughtfully selected and carefully planned to make our communities safer and healthier, and to provide a better way of life for all residents. We offer a wide variety of programs for adults, seniors, children and infants. Some services are free - others are available at affordable fees.
Our new North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is now available for viewing. Look and see how you can help yourself and your community become a healthier place to live, work and play. Stop in at either the Brown Deer or Shorewood office of the Health Department and ask to see a copy.
The 2012 North Shore Community Health Survey Report prepared by JKV Research, LLC is available here. This survey is done every five years.
2012 North Shore Community Health Survey Summary.pdf
We encourage you to take advantage of the many ways we can help improve and promote healthy lifestyles for you and your family.