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BURNETT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PASSES REVIEW BY STATE
MADISON—Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer, today announced that
the Burnett County Department of Health and Human Services has
successfully passed the state’s health department review. As a result,
the Burnett County Department of Health and Human Services will maintain
their Level II status.
“The hard-working staff of the Burnett County Department of Health
and Human Services help make their community a healthier and safer place
to live,” said Foldy. “Their department has an actively engaged and
supportive Board of Health, and does an excellent job of identifying
population health issues and working with all partners to address these.”
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is required to formally
review the operations of all 92 Wisconsin local health departments at the
county or municipality level at least every five years. The review
establishes the health department as a level I, II or III agency. A level
I agency meets the minimum requirements and a level III agency meets the
maximum requirements established for a local health department.
The Burnett County Department of Health and Human Services provides
services important to the community, such as:
- Strong communicable disease prevention and control programs.
- Focused efforts to prepare for and respond to public health
emergencies including pandemics and tornados.
- Engaging the community in priority public health problems such as
obesity and oral health.
For information about the Burnett County Department of Health and Human
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Last Revised: July 12, 2010