Food Safety Tips for the Holidays
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the leftovers.
There are certain unwanted guests that you want to leave out of the family dinner. Food poisoning and foodbourne illness did not get an invitation to the party. How do we make sure they do not have a place at the table?
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention has a Food Safety Page, two of which are dedicated to the holidays.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT SCAMMER
A resident called the Greendale Health Department alerting us that a man called her house claiming to be from “the health department”. This resident is familiar with the structure of the local health departments and asked him to clarify which health department he was calling from. She asked him if he was from the “Milwaukee County” health department. This health department does not exist. When he clarified that was the correct place, she informed him to that fact and hung up on him.
A quick Google search showed that this is another SCAM that has been surfacing. The caller reports that they are from the “Health Department”, “Health and Human Services”, Office of the Inspector General”, or various forms of any health office.
The Village of Greendale has its own Health Department and we will begin our conversations with an introduction using that name. We will also answer the phone using the name in our greeting. We cannot process insurance at this office so will not ask for any insurance numbers. We operated on a cash, check, and occasionally a credit card basis.
Milwaukee County does NOT have a health department, the City of Milwaukee has a health department. The municipalities within the county have their own, or combined health departments. These health departments generally do not call you, but contact us first to call our own residents.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF ANY SCAM CALLS.
Do not provide any personal information to unknown individuals, including any of the following information:
- a social security number
- date of birth
- credit card information
- driver's license number
- bank account information
- mother's maiden name
Do not verify your name or any other personal information. Be extremely cautious.
NEW PROGRAM ALERT!! 12 Months of Preparedness
The goal of this program is to encourage year-round personal and community preparedness for disasters, disease outbreaks, and human caused emergencies.
Stop by the Greendale Health Department each month for your FREE item! (limited supply)
We currently have 2 programs featured. 12 Months of Preparedness and Free Radon Presentation.
To register or learn more about programs or events
call the health department at: 414-423-2110
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.