Healthy Burnett

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2019 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

On a Tight Budget

On a Tight Budget

This time of the year the household budget always seems to be tighter than usual.  Energy costs go up, things we rely on seem to break down in the cold and are expensive to fix, and our bodies seem to need more food to keep us warm.  Below is a checklist of some...

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Diabetes: A Growing Concern

Diabetes: A Growing Concern

Diabetes is no longer a word we rarely hear. In fact, we hear it quite frequently. Who knows what diabetes is? Did you know there are three different types of diabetes?   Type 1 and type 2 diabetes have different causes, yet two factors are important in both. You...

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Homelessness

Homelessness

On any given day, there are over 5,000 people in Wisconsin without a place to call home. They are sleeping in shelters, in cars, under bridges, in caves and in storage units. Some may be sleeping in transitional living projects.   Homelessness is a statewide...

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