Healthy Burnett

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2016 TOP HEALTH NEEDS

Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Burnett County’s number one health need is to address Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA). AODA means any use of a substance that results in negative consequences. This encompasses a broad array of mood-altering substances that include, but are not limited to, alcohol, prescription medications, and illegal mood-altering substances.

Mental/Behavioral Health

Mental/Behavioral health has been identified as Burnett County’s second health need. Mental/behavioral health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

Tobacco Use & Exposure

Tobacco use and exposure is Burnett County’s third health need to be addressed. Eliminating tobacco use and exposure means improving health by preventing tobacco abuse, promoting tobacco dependence treatment, protecting all people from exposure to secondhand smoke, and identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities.

NEWS

May is Mental Health Month

Most of us can identify someone we know who struggles with a mental illness, whether it is a loved one or ourselves. We need to break down the stigma and recognize that everybody…

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Heroin Doesn’t Heal

In 2015, 873 Wisconsin residents died as a direct consequence of illicit drug use. Heroin is a drug included in these statistics. The annual numbers of heroin and other…

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Are You Ready for a Baby?

In Burnett County, Wisconsin, and the United States the number of teenagers that give birth has been on the decline. In 2015 only 2.9% of babies born to Burnett County residents were by…

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