Provides public health services for the 7 Wisconsin communities of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point,
Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay.
The NSHD is guided in its work by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 10 Essential Public Health Services. These services codify the responsibilities of public health agencies in the United States to promote and protect the health of the public to prevent disease and injury. All of the NSHD’s program and service areas incorporate the essential public health services. The NSHD has two offices, in Brown Deer and Shorewood, and residents can utilize services at either location, as well as at routinely scheduled community-based clinics. The NSHD is advised by a Board of Health with representatives from each of the seven communities in the North Shore, as well as a medical advisor who is on staff. The Village of Brown Deer serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for the NSHD.
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.
MKE County Department on Aging - Wellness Virtual Programs: http://ow.ly/KKcd50BqjNv
Take steps towards healthier aging today. This fall, the MKE County Department on Aging is offering virtual wellness workshops. These are online workshops and require a computer and internet access to participate. Learn by doing, learn together with peers and improve your own health.
More info: http://ow.ly/fvLs50BqjNu
We never forget the sacrifice that was made by many in our country 19 years ago. #September11 #NeverForget #911Anniversary
Whats the difference between Quarantine and Isolation? Find out below!
For more detailed information about isolation, self-quarantining, and self-monitoring of symptoms visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/diagnosed.htm
For individuals whose symptoms persist, are unsure of amount of time needed to quarantine or isolate, or have questions, contact your local health department for details.
*"close contact" is defined as: if any of the following situations happened while you spent time with the person with COVID-19, even if they didn't have symptoms:
-Had direct physical contact with the person (for example, a hug, kiss, or handshake).
-Were within 6 feet of the person for a total of more than 15 minutes in a single day.
-Had contact with the person's respiratory secretions (for example, coughed or sneezed on; contact with a dirty tissue; shared a drinking glass, food, towels, or other personal items).
-Live with the person or stayed overnight for at least one night in a house with the person.
COVID-19 Testing Locations in Milwaukee County: https://www.impactinc.org/impact-2-1-1/testing/
Who should get tested? Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 should get tested. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/testing.htm
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
-Know the risk factors and warning signs
-Five Action Steps:
2. Be there
3. Keep them safe
4. Help them connect
If you or someone you know is thinking about harming themselves, tell someone who can help right away.
-For an immediate emergency, call 911
-Speak to your doctor
-Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
For more information on risk factors and prevention visit:
Getting a Flu Vaccine Now is Critical During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
Wisconsin DHS Encourages State Residents to Get Flu Vaccinations by Halloween.
State Health officials are urging Wisconsin residents to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Annual flu vaccines are always important, but reducing illness and hospitalizations from flu is critical this year to protect our frontline healthcare workers and hospital systems who will continue to care for people with COVID-19.
North Shore Health Department Flu Clinics:
DHS News release: http://ow.ly/sjFT50Bmlk2
A new Wisconsin “You Stop the Spread” Multimedia Campaign was launched today! The campaign uses a variety of platforms to remind people to take precautionary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. By sharing the message more widely throughout communities in Wisconsin, we can motivate one another to continue physical distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands and staying home when sick.
Share how you're doing your part to #YouStopTheSpread on social media. Help spread the word by taking a picture of yourself (feel free to include friends) doing your part (wearing a mask, washing your hands, staying 6 feet from others) and post on your social media accounts using the hashtag #YouStopTheSpread. Be sure to include why you are doing your part, like: I'm protecting my dad or grandma, supporting essential workers, or helping local businesses stay strong.
View press release on WI DHS website: http://ow.ly/KzAV50BmjKP
Highlights 9/8/2020: National Preparedness Month
The year 2020 has shown us that being prepared for disaster is incredibly important, as you never know when an emergency will strike. It is best to be prepared for all possible disasters or emergency situations to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy. National Preparedness Month is a time for public health to focus on emergency preparation at the community level and also provides families with advice and resources to ensure they are adequately prepared for disasters.
Emergency Preparedness Tips:
• Make a plan! Know how you will access emergency alerts and updates, where you will go for shelter or where your family will meet, how you will evacuate if necessary and how your family will communicate. More information on making an emergency plan: http://ow.ly/GMRV50Bl32A
• Build a kit with items you and your family may need in a disaster, such as food, water, a radio, flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, etc. More advice on building a kit: http://ow.ly/o2GG50Bl32B
• Take a CPR and first aid class
• Know which disasters to prepare for in your area: In Wisconsin, weather related disasters to prepare for include extreme heat or cold, floods, tornados, thunderstorms and wildfires. Other disasters that could impact Wisconsin include bioterrorism, chemical release and radiation. Wisconsin preparedness resources: http://ow.ly/aS3E50Bl32z
• Teach your children about preparedness: http://ow.ly/qEEf50Bl32y
What you can do to prepare for an emergency: http://ow.ly/s0jA50Bl32x
Preparedness resources: http://ow.ly/6N2V50Bl2YV
Happy Labor Day and thank you to all workers!
The History of Labor Day: http://ow.ly/Smyr50Bgbts
FDA Warns Consumers About Hand Sanitizer Packaged in Food and Drink Containers: http://ow.ly/axTr50BgdoU
READ LABELS CAREFULLY! Do not buy hand sanitizers for children that look to be consumable or have food scents.
WI DHS and Eau Claire City-County Health Department announce the first human case of eastern equine encephalitis in the state in 2020. EEE can be spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire EEE virus by feeding on infected birds. The virus is not spread person to person or directly between animals and humans. It's an important reminder for all of us to take to prevent mosquito bites! Learn more at http://ow.ly/59ah50Bg5xP. #FightTheBite
NSHD Highlights 9/1/2020: September is Healthy Aging Month
Healthy Aging Month was created over 25 years ago to raise awareness around nurturing your physical, social, mental and financial health as you age. There is no better time than now to focus on your health and well-being to allow yourself to live a fulfilling and healthy life as you age.
Tips for staying healthy as you age:
• Keep your body and mind active – exercise and physical activity tips: http://ow.ly/d6Xi50BeCEc
• Choose healthy foods – healthy eating tips: http://ow.ly/TuI850BeCEf
• Get enough sleep
• Talk to your doctor about any health concerns
• Take steps to prevent falls – fall prevention info: http://ow.ly/NSp950BeCEi
The Milwaukee County Department on Aging provides resources for older adults. They are offering virtual events on their website and also sharing information on other COVID-19 friendly community events, such as a 60+ drive-thru pancake breakfast at Elk Lodge on September 26. Milwaukee County Department on Aging website: http://ow.ly/yO6y50BeCEk
More information and resources for healthy aging: http://ow.ly/60KW50BeCEd
Programs and services for older adults in Wisconsin: http://ow.ly/Qch950BeCEe.
Older adults and COVID-19: http://ow.ly/j20c50BeCEj
If you are 65+ and need a flu shot, the NSHD offers high dose flu shots. The cost is $70 and we are able to bill Medicare. Call 414-371-2980 to make an appointment.
The week of September 21-25 the Milwaukee County Falls Prevention Coalition will offer: Online screening, interactive events, local experts, practical tips and tools, & ways to stay active at home. More to come! Like the MKE County Dept on Aging on Facebook for more - http://ow.ly/82ar50BeCEl
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day - Knowing the Signs Can Help Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths
WI DHS Press Release: http://ow.ly/JDrF50BdLcB
According to WI DHS, overdose deaths involving all drugs, excluding alcohol, in Wisconsin increased by 10.5% in 2019, driven primarily by a nearly 10% increase in overdose deaths involving opioids.
Know the signs: http://ow.ly/EMJj50BdNwo
Those struggling with any type of drug use can call 211 for the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline.
Other support lines: http://ow.ly/LXxK50BdNvr
Trying backyard camping for the first time? Spray your tent and hammock with permethrin. It’s basically a bug spray that goes on fabrics and tarps, not your skin. #fightthebite http://b.link/tickprevention
Read our August 2020 Newsletter - featuring a COVID-19 situation update, flu clinic updates, National Breastfeeding Month information, and more!
http://ow.ly/Twqg50Bc91H (link is also on our website)
At our October Flu Clinics, those 18 and under can get a flu shot for $10. Call 414-371-2980 to schedule an appointment. You must make an appointment for all of our clinics this year.
Brown Deer Clinics:https://www.nshealthdept.org/Portals/NsHealthDept.org/Brown%20Deer%20Clinic%20Flyer%202_1.pdf
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services wants all of us to step up our #mosquito bite prevention efforts now that six horses in the state have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Get the details at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/082720.htm #FightTheBite
NSHD Highlights 8/26/2020: Influenza Season – Get your flu shot!
Every year it is important to receive an influenza vaccine, but this season it is more crucial than ever as COVID-19 continues to be a concern within our communities. Influenza and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses that are caused by different viruses and typically present with similar symptoms. Although there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, influenza vaccines are available and are highly recommended as we approach this year’s flu season. Receiving your flu shot can help to minimize the burden on healthcare systems that are devoting their resources to the COVID-19 response. Additionally, the preventive measures we are employing to protect ourselves from COVID-19 can also be effective in preventing exposure to influenza and preserving our healthcare systems, such as physical distancing, mask wearing and hand washing.
Learn more about influenza and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm
Learn more about preventing influenza: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html
It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated for influenza. Flu vaccines initiate the development of antibodies approximately two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies offer protection against infection with the influenza viruses used to make the vaccine. More information on the different influenza viruses in the vaccine can be found on the CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm. You should get a flu vaccine before influenza starts spreading in your community. Make plans to get vaccinated as early in fall as possible to allow your body time to develop antibodies and prepare to protect you from exposure to influenza viruses.
NSHD 2020 FLU CLINIC DATES
Appointment required. Call 414-371-2980 to schedule.
CDC FAQ on 2020-21 Influenza Season: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm
We’re officially in the dog days of summer. Speaking of dogs, don’t forget to protect them against diseases caused by ticks and mosquitoes. Work with your veterinarian to find out what preventive treatment would work best for your pup. http://b.link/petcare
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