Healthy People, Healthy Monroe County

Monroe County Health Department

Be Safe

Car Seats

Car Seat Program

Monroe County Health Department’s car seat program issues car seats to income-eligible families and provides car seat safety training. Eligibility guidelines: participants include those whose income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level and are parents of a child or children less than 4 years of age.

Monroe County Health Department also provides car seat FREE checks to ALL county residents.

To make an appointment, contact Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666

Car Seat Technicians

There are many car seat technicians throughout Monroe County through the Monroe County Car Seat Coalition. Download the Car Seat Brochure here for a list of certified car seat technicians in Monroe County.

Emergency Preparedness

Want to be prepared? Don’t know where to start? Just Do One Thing!

Being prepared for an emergency can feel overwhelming! Many people don’t know where to start, so they never start at all. “Do 1 Thing” is a campaign to help you or your business take easy steps throughout the year to help you be prepared. You can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency. Visit:http://do1thing.com to learn what you can do as an individual or business this month!. Some example to get started would be to build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

Want to help? Consider joining the Medical Reserve Corps- Greater La Crosse Area. Visit https://www.getactivelacrosse.org/volunteers/medical-reserve-corps/

SAK Pak

Provides home safety kits and education to families that meet eligibility guidelines. SAK Packs include:  window sensor alarms, outlet plug-ins, whistle key lights, hand sanitizers and education materials.

Eligibility guidelines: participants include those whose income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level and are parents of a child or children less than 4 years of age.

For more information or to refer someone to a program please contact Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666.

Stepping On

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions for trauma and death. More than one third of adults, age 65 and older, fall each year. Of those who have fallen, 35 percent have become less active. Contrary to popular belief, falls can be prevented; therefore, preventing falls is important to staying independent.

Monroe County Health Department offers the Stepping On workshops to teach older adults techniques to prevent falls. The workshop meets for two hours each week for seven weeks, focusing on topics such as:

Simple and fun strength and balance exercises

The role vision plays in keeping your balance

How medications can contribute to falls

Ways to stay safe when out and about in your community

What to look for in safe footwear

How to check your home for safety hazards

Anyone who is age 60 or over, has fallen in the past year, is fearful of falling, living at home and not suffering from dementia would benefit from a Stepping On workshop.

Stepping On classes are held throughout the year. For more information and to register, please contact Kayleigh Day, Community Health Educator at (608)269-8666. You can download a flyer here.