Forest County WIC clients, please see the link below for WIC-approved formula substitutions. This list will be updated frequently by DHS. If you have any questions, please call our office at 715-478-3371.
The Forest County Health Department launched its Seasons of Health campaign in December. The campaign is guided by the community health plan’s health priorities that have temporarily been extended. The winter season focused on improving mental health by encouraging physical activity during the winter months.
With spring approaching, the campaign will shift focus from mental health to substance abuse prevention. In March, the Health Department will promote gardening and volunteering at the school and community gardens to help celebrate National Nutrition Month. Forest County is looking for volunteers for their community garden, the Crandon school garden, and the community flower pots which will be led by Forest County’s master gardeners. If interested, please call the Forest County Health Department at 715-478-3371 to be added to the volunteer list.
April and May are alcohol awareness month and mental health month. The Health Department will be promoting the 24/7 drug drop boxes, worksite wellness policies and challenges, and participating in prevention week. April 30th is an annual, nationally recognized day, to remind individuals to clean out their medicine cabinets! There is a 24/7 drop box at the Forest County Sheriff’s department to dispose of old medication. Stay tuned for additional seasons of health updates and events to come!