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The Injury Prevention Programs available through Lincoln County Health Department include:
  • Cribs for Kids
  • Car Seat Safety Program
  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Lincoln County Child Death Review Team
Cribs for Kids
Cribs for Kids is a program to assure the availability of cribs to low-income families in Lincoln County. Requests for a crib must be made through a referring agency. Once the referral is received, parents are contacted and scheduled for an educational session at the Health Department.

During that time, staff will explain safe infant sleep practices and review set up and take down of the crib. Parents receive a voucher which can then be redeemed after their baby is born.

There is a $20.00 donation for the Graco Pack 'n Play, which is strongly encouraged to maintain the program. Anyone interested in making a monetary donation to purchase cribs for this program, can contact the Health Department.

Car Seat Safety Program
The Lincoln County Health Department has received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide car seats to low income families in Lincoln County. Child safety seats (car seats) help lower the chance of a child being hurt or killed in a crash.

To see if your family qualifies for a car seat or if you would like your current car seat checked to make sure that it is installed properly, contact the Health Department.

The Lincoln County Health Department is asking families to give a small donation for the child safety seat to help the program continue after funding is gone.

Lincoln County Child Death Review Team
Lincoln County Child Death Reveiw Team is one of the teams in Wisconsin who help to better understand how and why a child has died. There are statistics on how many children die and from what causes, but often know little about the circumstances leading up to the child’s death. The Lincoln County Child Death Review team reviews and acknowledges all intentional and unintentional child deaths from a prevention standpoint.For more information, visit http://www.chawisconsin.org/injury-prevention-death-review.php?pg=12

Useful Links:
Safe Kids website: http://www.usa.safekids.org/

Shelley Hersil, Director
Lincoln County Health Department
607 N. Sales St. Suite 101
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-539-1360
Fax: 715-536-2011
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