Be Aware - Be Informed - Find Help
Welcome to the Parent Addiction Network of Dane County, Wisconsin.
Here's a web site is for parents, families, and friends who have a loved one affected by drug addiction. The drug epidemic that is sweeping our communities and the nation knows no boundaries. It affects all ages, socio-economic groups, races and ethnicities, and genders.
While Madison and Dane County are rich in resources and services, it is often difficult to know who to turn to, what to ask, and how to navigate the issues and systems associated with drug use disorders. We hope this site will help you find answers to the many questions that surround addiction, treatment, insurance, legal issues, recovery, and getting support for your loved one and yourself. You are not alone!!
A new website with a wide variety of easy-to-access information is a product of Healthy Dane collaborative (Meriter, St. Mary’s, Stoughton, UW Hospital and Clinics and Public Health of Madison and Dane County). The extraordinary collaboration between Dane County’s four not for-profit hospitals and Public Health worked over two years to provide the information which is now also available to the public.
The web site provides a wide range of up-to-date health and population data to the community. The information will be helpful for anyone interested in understanding and working to improve the health of our Dane County population.
Fear of falling?
Reduce your falls risk by registering for“Stepping On” an evidenced based 7-week, 2 hour class for older adults. This effective series builds confidence and reduces falls. The series cost is $35. Surveys from recent Dane County classes show a 50% reduction in falls for those who complete the series. You can find information on when and where classes will be held here.
Free child car seat inspections by appointment
According to Madison area Dean Foundation Car Seat Inspections, 4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly. Be sure yours isn’t one of them!
On the first Thursday morning of every month there are trained volunteers available to check your family’s car seat placement, at the Fitchburg Fire Department on Lacy Road. Each scheduled check takes 20-30 minutes to complete and that’s to check 1-2 car seats per vehicle. You will need to call 890-8999 to schedule an appointment ahead of time.
There are also other car seat inspections in the Madison area and you can call either Dean Foundation 827-2327 or UW- Madison Police 262-2957 to find out when and where they occur. Take time to be safe!
Memorial has a parish nurse as part of our staff to help members and friends cope with the spiritual dimensions of what happens to their bodies. The parish nurse also helps us tend to better ways to care for our bodies.
She works with the Health Ministries Committee in determining the best ways to serve our congregation.
You can reach
by clicking on her name here to send an e-mail or by leaving a message for her at 273-1008.
Thoughts from Mary
Earth Health Month
Walking a sacred path
Move more for heart care
Health tip - Seasonal Affective Disorder
Health tip - A sacred vessel
Health Tip - Couples' health
Health Tip - Summertime
Health Tip - Stroke awareness
Health Tip - Your vision
Health Tip - Parenting tips
Health Tip - Heart Month
Health Tip - Healthy New Year
Health tip - Million Pound Challenge
Health tip - Conversations with older drivers
Health tip - MedDrop
Health tip - Keep germs at bay
Health tip - More skin protection
Health tip for July - Skin protection
Health tip for June - Men's health
Controlling high blood pressure
Health tip for May - Be Active!
Health tip for April - Information about Nuts
Health tip for March - Poison Protection
Health tip for Feb - Let's Move
Health tip for Dec - The Gift of Life
Health tip for Nov - Easing stress
Health tip for Sept - Preparedness
Health tip for August - bullies
New food options for fellowship
Health tip for July - mosquitoes
GIft of Life - Yes I Will
Health tip for June
Books for health and grieving