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North Shore Health Department Highlights for 8/13/2019

Did You Know?

The North Shore Health Department participates in a variety of community events throughout the summer including: National Night Out, Safety Days, Farmers’ Markets, Car Seat events, Bayside’s My Night in Blue event and many more. Community events build cohesion and resiliency among residents, businesses, government and community groups to make communities and neighborhoods safe and free of crime and violence. Community cohesion is the coming together of people with a shared vision and sense of belonging in which the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances are valued and appreciated. Community resilience is the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand and recover from adverse situations.  Both community cohesion and resiliency are important elements of a safe and healthy community and are fostered through fun events and activities involving the whole community.

Information about these and other events can be found on the NSHD website. Additionally, links to other information such as the CPSC’s (US Consumer and Product Safety Commission) website (https://www.cpsc.gov/recalls/) that provides information regarding recalls on products that have been linked to injuries and death. A link to FDA/USDA food product recalls (https://www.foodsafety.gov/recalls-and-outbreaks) can also be found on our website (https://www.nshealthdept.org/).



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North Shore Health News

Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 BEACH Report


The EPA’s Beach program provides funding to monitor 3,943 coastal recreation beaches in the United States. As part of this program, the North Shore Health Department monitors three of these at Atwater, Klode, and Doctors Park. See for the full EPA report: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-07/documents/beach-swimming-season-report-2018.pdf.


Severe Pulmonary Disease Among Adolescents who Reported Vaping

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is investigating a severe lung disease among teens who say they had been vaping. Parents, learn how Tobacco is Changing, and the risks vaping poses for your kids at dhs.wisconsin.gov/tobaccoischanging/index.htm 



Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone 

Documentary on youth mental health produced in partnership with the USA Today Network-Wisconsin and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Four young people share their mental health journeys in hopes of encouraging others to get help for their mental health challenges. See video at PBS.org.



Business Owners:

We have learned of recent cases where people, posing as health inspectors, obtain financial information or force payment of unpaid fees. In some cases, the impostor has cited inspection reports. As always, it is important to verify that a health inspector is who they claim to be by checking their ID and obtaining a business card. As a reminder, we will not ask for financial information, nor will we accept payment by credit or debit card in person or over the phone. If you encounter potentially fraudulent activity by an individual claiming to work for the North Shore Health Department or North Shore Environmental Health Consortium, or if you would like to verify identity of an inspector, please call us at 414-371-2980.


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Bike Helmets Available for $10!

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 available. Call for details at 414-371-2980.


State Health Agency Announces Free HIV Testing Now Available at Select Walgreens Pharmacies in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin 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.


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 or e-mail us at nshd@browndeerwi.org 

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.