Tips for Staying Cool and Safe in the Summer Heat

 

  • Never leave children, disabled persons, or pets in a parked car-even briefly
  • Fans help circulate air and make you feel cooler, even in an air conditioned home
  • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration and eat lightly
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these promote dehydration
  • Look after the young and the aged; babies and older adults are more susceptible to heat induced illness

Warm temperatures combined with high humidity can pose a risk for heat-related illness and even death. Be aware of the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke:

  • Heat exhaustion: heavy sweating, paleness, tiredness, headache, weakness,   dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fainting
  • Heat stroke: extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees), red, hot, and dry skin, (no sweating), rapid, strong pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, unconsciousness

*The signs of heat stroke could indicate a life-threatening emergency and should be addressed and treated immediately!

 

Local Cooling Centers

  • Associated Bank- 210 South Lake Ave. Crandon (During Regular Business Hours)
  • CoVantage Credit Union- 502 W Pioneer Street Crandon (Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:30PM)
  • Crandon Public Library- 110 W Polk Street, Crandon (During Regular Business Hours)
  • Forest County Courthouse- Boardroom- 200 E Madison Street, Crandon (Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM)
  • Laona Senior Center- 5277 Linden Street, Laona (On Senior Meal Days)
  • Mole Lake Casino- 3084 STHWY 55, Crandon (Regular Business Hours)
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2015-2016 Community Health Improvement

It is our pleasure to share with you the 2016 Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties Community Health Needs Assessment. On behalf of the three Boards of Health, steering committees, and three Ministry Health Care hospitals, we hope you will find this information useful in planning and responding to the needs of our community. We would like to personally thank UW – Extension and The Division of Public Health-Northern Region for their continued support and resources.

This Document represents the work of over 75 community leaders and partners in addition to the staff in all three county health departments and Ministry Health Care. These partners demonstrated a strong commitment to assessing the health needs of Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties, working collaboratively to making our communities healthier.  The Community Health Needs Assessment is meant to summarize the key findings from data analysis, a day long community meeting held December 11, 2015, interviews and community surveys.

Following the community assessment, a Community Health Improvement Plan will be developed. This plan provides a template to assist public health stakeholders with implementing the evidenced-based strategies that address the top three health priorities of:

Alcohol and Drug Use

Mental Health

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

We hope that you find this document useful and welcome any comments or suggestions you may have for improving the health of our communities. Please click the following link to provide feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5GSY6TT 

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Data Fact Sheets

Community Health Survey Final Report

 

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3rd Annual Community Kick Start Program

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Summer Trails Walking Challenge May to October

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Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week April 4-10, 2016

nphweek2016

Click on the link for more information on how we can
create a healthier community and nation!
http://www.nphw.org/

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