Do you know what we are doing tomorrow?
Stop on by and see us in the library.
Our Programs and Events tab has six, YES SIX events that we would love to see you at.
Please click on the tab to the left, pick a program, (or several) and give us a call !!!!!
To register or learn more about programs or events
call the health department at: 414-423-2110
Heart Disease, February is HEART MONTH. LOVE YOUR HEART!!!!!
- About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.1
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.1
- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.1
- Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.2
Learn more about heart disease and its risk factors. It’s important for everyone to know the facts about heart disease Cdc-pdf[PDF-243K].
As plaque builds up in the arteries of a person with heart disease, the inside of the arteries begins to narrow, which lessens or blocks the flow of blood. Plaques can also rupture (break open) and when they do a blood clot can form on the plaque, blocking the flow of blood.
The Greendale Health Department achieves Level III status, meeting the maximum requirements established by the State of Wisconsin for a local health department! “This achievement indicates a high level of commitment to providing quality health services in the Village of Greendale,” said Susan Shepeard, Greendale’s Health Officer.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is required to evaluate the operations of all 88 Wisconsin local health departments at a minimum of every five years. The review establishes the health department as a level I, II or III agency. A level I department meets the minimum requirements and a level III department meets the maximum requirements established for a local health department.
State Health Officials identified many services that excel at the Greendale Health Department, including the Radon, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, and the Emergency Preparedness programs. Additionally, State Health Officials commended the Greendale Health Department on their strong Community Health Improvement Plan and the department's commitment to involve residents in decisions that affect the health of the whole community.
The Greendale Health Dept. is excited to offer “Stop the Bleed” training.
Did you know that trauma is the number one cause of death for Americans under the age of 45, and it is estimated that 1 of 5 of these deaths is preventable. While active attacker situations have been a driving force behind the Stop the Bleed program a person is more likely to experience life-threatening bleeding in an accident at work, home or on the road. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. With the appropriate training and resources, you could be the difference between life and death for a stranger, co-worker, friend, or family member. This class will include lecture and hands-on training in tourniquet application, wound packing, and pressure dressings.
For more information watch the video below or visit bleedingcontrol.org.