Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division

Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division The Brown County Public Health Division is dedicated to preventing, promoting and protecting health & well being for all persons in Brown County.

Disclaimer: Posted comments do not necessarily represent the views of Public Health. Public Health is now in two locations:
111 N Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301 where nursing, community engagement and support services are located.

2198 Glendale Ave, Green Bay, WI 54313 is where environmental, lab and support services are located. If you are uncertain as to which location you need to go to, please call 920-448-6400 to ask.

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Let’s grill and chill!  Follow these tips to make sure your cookout is a safe one: cdc.gov/foodsafety/keep-food-safe.htm...
08/21/2021

Let’s grill and chill! Follow these tips to make sure your cookout is a safe one: cdc.gov/foodsafety/keep-food-safe.html

#StayHealthyBC

Let’s grill and chill! Follow these tips to make sure your cookout is a safe one: cdc.gov/foodsafety/keep-food-safe.html

#StayHealthyBC

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08/20/2021

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August is National #Breastfeeding Month! Check out these 5 great benefits of breastfeeding: https://bit.ly/2ju5Mde #NBM21

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08/20/2021

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If you live in California, your power may be shut off due to the risk of wildfires. Before that happens:

📲 Charge your devices.
💊 Have a plan for refrigerated medicines & power-operated medical devices.
⚠ Keep generators OUTSIDE at least 20ft from the house.

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08/20/2021

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Adults and children 12 years and older can get routine vaccines at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine.

Talk to your or your child’s doctor if you have questions, and learn more about what to expect when getting a COVID-19 vaccine: https://bit.ly/2RZT4HL.

08/19/2021
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08/18/2021

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It only takes 14 days after getting your vaccine to be fully protected against COVID-19. Get your final dose today and you’ll be fully protected and ready to get back to your pre-pandemic activities in 2 weeks.

Find vaccines near you at Vaccines.gov.

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08/18/2021

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08/18/2021

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If you have antibodies that protect you from #COVID19, you may be able to pass them to your baby through breastmilk. Learn how else COVID-19 and vaccines affect pregnancy and breastfeeding. https://fal.cn/3hwo8

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08/18/2021

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La variante delta está multiplicándose, y los casos de COVID-19 están aumentando en todo el país. Si has tenido contacto cercano con alguien con COVID-19, debes considerar hacerte la prueba, aunque estés completamente vacunado. Contacto cercano significa haber estado a menos de 6 pies (2 metros) de una persona infectada por un total de 15 minutos o más en un periodo de 24 horas.

Infórmate más sobre la prueba: https://bit.ly/2yhYsfu

08/18/2021

Remember, there are other viruses still in circulation. Make sure #COVID19 isn't one of them by getting vaccinated. If you develop symptoms, or have been around someone with the virus, talk to your health care provider about testing. Learn more at dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/testing.htm

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08/17/2021

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Parents, is your pre-teen/teen up to date with their routine vaccines? Preteens and teens need vaccines to help protect against serious diseases including:
• Meningococcal vaccine(s) to protect against meningitis and bloodstream infections
• HPV vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV
• Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough
• Yearly flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2NgoV0k.

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08/16/2021

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Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are based on decades of research. They are our best protection against COVID-19 variants and our best path forward.

Find more resources and information at WeCanDoThis.hhs.gov

It’s time for another Community Health Expo Spotlight! As a reminder, Brown County is hosting a Community Health Expo on...
08/16/2021

It’s time for another Community Health Expo Spotlight!

As a reminder, Brown County is hosting a Community Health Expo on Saturday 9/11/21 from 10am-3pm at the Resch Expo.

This week, we are highlighting the free hearing and vision screenings that will be available to all ages. Thanks to our friends at HEAR Wisconsin and Prevent Blindness Wisconsin for offering these valuable services at no cost.

You can learn more about the Expo + the free hearing and vision screenings here: www.stayhealthybc.com

#StayHealthyBC

#DKY? Brown County is now at a high level of #COVID19 community transmission. The Delta variant is more dangerous than o...
08/16/2021

#DKY? Brown County is now at a high level of #COVID19 community transmission.

The Delta variant is more dangerous than other variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Slow the spread of Delta by getting vaccinated as soon as you can.

Wear a mask indoors in public if you’re in an area of substantial or high transmission, even if you’re fully vaccinated.

Learn more information here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Find out where you can get vaccinated in Brown County here: https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/covid-19-vaccination/

#StayHealthyBC #YouStopTheSpread #WeCanDoThis

Notice that strong chemical smell at your local pool?  We’ve got some bad news: a healthy pool doesn’t smell. cdc.gov/he...
08/15/2021

Notice that strong chemical smell at your local pool? We’ve got some bad news: a healthy pool doesn’t smell. cdc.gov/healthywater/pdf/swimming/resources/infographic-clean-it-up-swimmers.pdf

#StayHealthyBC

Notice that strong chemical smell at your local pool? We’ve got some bad news: a healthy pool doesn’t smell. cdc.gov/healthywater/pdf/swimming/resources/infographic-clean-it-up-swimmers.pdf

#StayHealthyBC

We’re not out of the woods yet! Check yourself and your pets for ticks right after spending time outdoors.  If you find ...
08/14/2021

We’re not out of the woods yet! Check yourself and your pets for ticks right after spending time outdoors. If you find a tick, use tweezers to pull it out. Get other tick bite prevention tips: dhs.wisconsin.gov/tick/bite-prevention.htm

#StayHealthyBC

We’re not out of the woods yet! Check yourself and your pets for ticks right after spending time outdoors. If you find a tick, use tweezers to pull it out. Get other tick bite prevention tips: dhs.wisconsin.gov/tick/bite-prevention.htm

#StayHealthyBC

08/13/2021

COVID-19 TESTING: If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are experiencing ANY COVID-19-like symptoms, PLEASE get tested, regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, visit: MyPrevea.com

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08/12/2021

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Just in time for the school year, our partners at JBS are hosting a FREE community vaccination event on August 18 from 3 – 8 p.m. at the On Broadway Farmer’s Market for those 12-years-old or older.

Each person who receives the vaccine will receive a half ribeye, a backpack filled with school supplies and a coupon for select farmer’s market vendors.

Additionally, anyone over the age of 21 who receives the vaccine will become eligible to enter a raffle to win free meat for one year.

For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3jkyWdy

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08/12/2021

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So what the FAQ is up with Delta?

It's new.
It's scary.
But we're here to break it down.

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Delta is a Variant.

If COVID-19 spreads enough, it mutates.

Some of the mutations are more dangerous than others.

Some "Variants of Concern" (according to the @CDCgov) include
Α – Alpha
β – Beta
Γ – Gamma and
Δ – Delta

(these are Greek letters, just used to tell them apart)

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"Are variants normal?"

Yep. All viruses mutate and create variants...
unless we eliminate them.

And yes, viruses can be eliminated.

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The USA has eliminated 8 diseases so far.

😵 Yellow Fever, 1905
🟠 Smallpox, 1935 via vaccine
🟣 Babesiosis, 1943
🦟 Malaria, 1951
🛑 Polio, 1979 via vaccine
🟢 Measles, 2000 via vaccine
🔴 Rubella, 2004 via vaccine
🟪 Diptheria, 2012 via vaccine

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"Do vaccines work against Delta?"

YES. All of them are effective against Delta.

You can sign up to get vaxxed at COVAX.BaltimoreCity.gov

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"What does this mean for Baltimore?"

Unvaxxed communities are especially vulnerable.

Delta is 200% more transmissible than the original COVID-19.

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"What is the Health Department doing about it?"

We are deploying even more mobile clinics in the least vaccinated areas of Baltimore.

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"How do variants happen?"

If COVID-19 spreads enough, it mutates.
Some of those mutations are more dangerous than others.

The best way to stop variants is to stop spread.

The best way to stop spread is vaccination.

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"Can vaccinated people spread Delta?"

YES.

Even if a vaccinated person might not show symptoms or get sick, they can still spread Delta.

SO WEAR YOUR MASK.

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"So there's no point in getting the vax!"

NO!

Getting vaxxed drastically reduces your chances of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

Get vaxxed: COVAX.BaltimoreCity.gov

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08/11/2021

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CDC recommends that pregnant people should be vaccinated against COVID-19, based on new evidence on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Evidence suggests that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy outweighs any known or potential risks and vaccination is essential to protect people. The rise in cases, vaccine hesitancy, and the increased risk of severe illness for pregnant people make vaccination more urgent than ever. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2WWh9hT

08/11/2021

If you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, you’ve taken the first step toward protecting yourself and your family and returning to activities you did before the pandemic.

However, some family members may still need to take steps to protect themselves against COVID-19, such as children too young to get vaccinated. Here are some ways to help protect those family members. https://bit.ly/3hRABrD.

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08/11/2021

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Vaccines play an important role in keeping you and your family healthy. Get caught up on the routine vaccines you and your family need to protect yourselves from potentially serious diseases. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2LGHwWv.

08/10/2021

Harm Reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.

Simply put, it is meeting people where they area at. Please join us to learn more about Harm Reduction on Tuesday, August 31, 2021: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-future-brown-county-rooted-in-harm-reduction-harm-reduction-101-virtual-tickets-164898825827

#ioad2021 #sobergreenbay #sgb

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08/10/2021

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Is your child up to date on routine vaccinations? https://bit.ly/2V3AY9A.

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08/10/2021

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Independent vaccine safety experts recently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine safety and side effect data. They found that the benefits of all three FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines outweigh the risk of three rare, serious side effects. COVID-19 vaccination prevents illnesses, hospitalizations, ICU stays, and deaths. COVID-19 cases are increasing.

CDC strongly recommends vaccination as the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against COVID-19. Read the full report: bit.ly/MMWR81021.

Are you planning on attending our Brown County Health Expo? We’re excited to spotlight some of our amazing vendors that ...
08/09/2021

Are you planning on attending our Brown County Health Expo?

We’re excited to spotlight some of our amazing vendors that will be there on Saturday September 11th. Stay tuned for weekly highlights and more information!

This week we’re spotlighting our Vaccines For Children (VFC) and COVID-19 vaccine clinics! You can learn more about VFC clinics and vaccines & why they’re important here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/

Check out www.stayhealthybc.com for more Expo/Vendor information!

#StayHealthyBC

08/09/2021

It’s NativeBreastfeedingWeek! A week celebrated nationally and in our state through a proclamation by Governor Tony Evers . Together, we celebrate and support the work of breastfeeding champions in the Indigenous community who help breastfeeding families give their babies a healthy start. The governor’s proclamation also recognizes the unique barriers faced by Indigenous women and calls on everyone to combat systematic injustice. Read the proclamation in full: dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/breastfeeding #IndigenousMilkMedicine #nativebreastfeedingweek #NBM21 #Indigenous #breastfeeding #StrongResilientLatched

August is National Water Quality Month! Help protect our water by avoiding antibacterial soaps or cleaning products.  Re...
08/08/2021

August is National Water Quality Month! Help protect our water by avoiding antibacterial soaps or cleaning products. Regular soap and water works great! fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/antibacterial-soap-you-can-skip-it-use-plain-soap-and-water

#StayHealthyBC

August is National Water Quality Month! Help protect our water by avoiding antibacterial soaps or cleaning products. Regular soap and water works great! fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/antibacterial-soap-you-can-skip-it-use-plain-soap-and-water

#StayHealthyBC

#DYK? August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)! This annual observance highlights the importance of gettin...
08/08/2021

#DYK? August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)!

This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life.

We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are protected against serious diseases by getting caught up on routine vaccination.

Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html

#StayHealthyBC #ivax2protect #VaccinesWork

#DYK? August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)!

This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life.

We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are protected against serious diseases by getting caught up on routine vaccination.

Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html

#StayHealthyBC #ivax2protect #VaccinesWork

#DYK? August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Use the CDC’s “Child and Adolescent Vaccine Assessment Tool” to c...
08/03/2021

#DYK? August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Use the CDC’s “Child and Adolescent Vaccine Assessment Tool” to create a personalized vaccine schedule. Answer a few questions about your child’s health history to get a list of recommended vaccines. You can print the results and review them with your child’s doctor. https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/childquiz/

#StayHealthyBC

#DYK? August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Use the CDC’s “Child and Adolescent Vaccine Assessment Tool” to create a personalized vaccine schedule. Answer a few questions about your child’s health history to get a list of recommended vaccines. You can print the results and review them with your child’s doctor. https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/childquiz/

#StayHealthyBC

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Brown County Public Health Division Programs: Adult Health Limited home visits for chronic disease management such as diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory disease. Child Passenger Safety Education regarding child passenger safety and appropriate use of child car seats. Installation of an appropriate child car seat is provided. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Education regarding sources of lead, the impact of poisoning on children, and how to reduce risk; case management services are also provided when indicated. Communicable Disease Investigation and follow-up on all reportable communicable diseases. Confidential HIV/AIDS partner notification. Sexually transmitted disease confidential follow-up and counseling. Investigation of foodborne/waterborne illnesses, consultation and follow-up in conjunction with environmental health. Tuberculosis screening, counseling and follow-up; distribution and monitoring of state-provided medication. Information, referrals, and education on all other contagious diseases. Environmental Services Response to complaints regarding odor, noise, animal bites and other human health hazards. Immunization Program All childhood vaccines and many adult vaccines are provided. Immunization appointments are available multiple days during the week at our office. Some late appointments are available. Beginning October 1, 2012, parents with children under 19 years of age with PRIVATE health insurance that covers vaccines will need to schedule their children's vaccination appointments with their health care provider rather than public health. Laboratory Services Testing for bacteria in private well water. Additional water testing is available through the State Laboratory of Hygiene -test kits are available at our office during regular business hours. Licensing and Inspection Licensing and inspection of restaurants, hotels, motels, grocery stores, pools; response to complaints regarding these licensed establishments. Maternal-Child Health Home visits to provide assessment, education, and information/referral to families regarding prenatal health; breastfeeding; child growth and development; nutrition; injury prevention; parenting concerns; discipline; immunizations; routine health care needs and special health care needs. Public Health Emergency Preparedness Develops and exercises preparedness plans to respond to naturally occurring, accidental or deliberate public health emergencies. Examples include disease outbreaks, water contamination, chemical accidents and bioterrorism. This program also provides information on individual and family disaster plans and preparedness kits. Wisconsin Well Woman (WWWP) Free annual physical exam, a pap test, and mammogram for those ages 45 to 64 (must be 50 and over for mammogram). Follow up test will be paid for if needed for breast or cervical cancer concerns. Call Rebecca Nyberg at (920) 448-6438 for an enrollment form.

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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