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NORTH SHORE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER

Swim safety is very important to prevent injuries, recreational water illnesses, or even drowning. From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States. Drowning victims who survive often experience brain damage, which can cause memory problems, learning disabilities, or permanent loss of basic functioning. Swimmers can prevent drowning by learning swimming skills like floating, by wearing life vests, and by swimming under the supervision of parents, caregivers, or lifeguards who know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Additional swim safety tips:
  • Before you go swimming, check the National Weather Service’s Great Lakes Beach Hazards forecast to get up to date information on surf conditions: http://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/beachhazards You can also check the open/closed/advisory status of any WI beaches at: wibeaches.us 
  • Protect yourself from recreational water illnesses, keep the pee, poop, sweat, blood, and dirt out of the water and make sure you shower even for just one minute prior to swimming.
  • Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea or an open wound.
  • Make sure a lifeguard is on duty before entering the water.
  • Protect yourself by using sunscreen with at least SPF 15.



The North Shore Health Department assures safe water conditions for wading or swimming at Atwater, Klode, and Doctor’s Park beaches by routinely testing water for harmful levels of bacteria and posting signs to communicate water safety to the public during summer swimming season. Learn how to protect yourself and your family at
 
https://www.cdc.gov/features/healthyswimming/index.html
http://greatlakeswatersafety.org/tips/



 
Average Annual Death Rates from Drowning, by Sex and Age Group — United States,1999–2010
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 1999–2010.
JULY HIGHLIGHTS 

Prevent Foodborne Illnesses. 

Why are fruits and vegetables important?

Dead bird tests positive for West Nile Virus in Milwaukee County. 

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day.

COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT SURVEY

The North Shore Health Department has constructed a short survey to collect feedback from the residents of the North Shore and identify which health issues are perceived to be the highest priority.  Responses will be used to highlight the needs of the community in the North Shore Health Department’s 2017 Community Health Assessment.  All responses will be anonymous.  If you are interested in providing feedback, please complete the survey at the link below.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please contact: NSHD@browndeerwi.org
TAKE THE SURVEY
CLINICS
Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Tuesday, August 8th -10-11:00 a.m., Brown Deer
Thursday, August 10th-3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood
Tuesday, August 15th-7:30-9 a.m., Shorewood
Wednesday, August 16th -3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer
Tuesday, August 29th-3:30-4:30 p.m., NS Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) – Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.
Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, August 16th - 8:00-10:00am-Brown Deer
Tuesday, August 22nd - 8:00-10:00am- Shorewood
 

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome – no appointment necessary)
Wednesday, August 2nd -12:45-1:15 p.m. Lois and Tom Dolan Comm. Center in Brown Deer 
Wednesday, August 23rd -3:30-4:30 p.m., Shorewood

 


UPCOMING EVENTS  

Night Out for Justice, Brown Deer

Wednesday, August 2nd from 5:00-8:30pm
Brown Deer Village Park (4800 W Green Brook Dirve)

Meet your community leaders, enjoy food music and a visit from the flight for life helicopter!

North Shore Farmers Markets 

Brown Deer (June 14th - October 25th): Wednesdays, 9:00am - 6:00pm at the Marketplace Shopping Center – 9078 N. Green Bay Rd.

Fox Point (June 17th – October 14th):  Saturdays, 8:00am - 12:00pm in the west parking lot of Stormonth School – 7301 N. Longacre Rd.

Shorewood (June 18th – October 29th):  Sundays, 9:30am – 1:00pm at the Lake Bluff Elementary playground – 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd.

Whitefish Bay (July 8th - October 1st): Saturdays, 8:00am - 12:00pm at the corner of Silver Spring and Santa Monica – 325 E. Silver Spring Dr.

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Our mailing address is:
4800 W Green Brook Drive 
Brown Deer, WI 53223 

2010 E Shorewood Blvd
Shorewood, WI 53211

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