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connecting children to nature

Six Wanda Fullmore interns have completed their time with us for our Connecting Children to Nature grant project. These youth helped to actively shape the process of ensuring that all children in Madison have the opportunity to connect to nature in ways that are meaningful to them. Here is what the process looked like.

For more on this collaboration, visit our website.

Back To School with Immunizations

The new school year will be here soon. Now is the time to check immunization records to be sure your kids are up to date. State law requires certain immunizations for kids in schools and daycares.

It's not just Pre-K and Kindergarteners who need immunizations. Students entering 6th grade are required to have a dose of Tdap. Also recommended at this age are a dose of Meningococcal vaccine and the HPV vaccine series for both girls and boys.

For a listing of required school immunizations, recommended immunizations for pre-teens, or to look up your child's record, visit the school section of our website:

Better Access to Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

Wisconsin is going through an epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid addiction. In response, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has issued a standing order for naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that can be used to revive someone who has overdosed. This standing order allows pharmacists to provide naloxone to people at risk of overdose, or to their friends and loved ones, without a prescription. Making it easier to get naloxone in our community is important to combat the rising deaths caused by opioid overdose, whether from heroin or opioid pain medication.