CONTACT: Mary Young, Division of Public Health, (608) 266-2757
CRAWFORD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT PASSES REVIEW BY STATE
MADISON—Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer, today announced that
the Crawford County Public Health Department has successfully passed the
state’s health department review. As a result, the Crawford County
Public Health Department will maintain its Level II status.
“The hard-working staff of the Crawford County Public Health
Department helps 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 engaging a supportive
community network to solve local public health problems.”
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 Crawford County Public Health Department provides services
important to the community, such as:
- Dental Health – The LHD is leading the community to
establish a Dental Coalition, provide fluoride varnish application,
arrange for oral health screening by a dental hygienist, encourage
daily teeth brushing in schools and provide enhanced nutrition
education in four school districts.
- WIC Nursing -- The LHD serves WIC participants through health
teaching, screening, collaboration and referral and follow up. Nursing
services include lead screens, immunizations, water testing, prenatal
care coordination, breastfeeding support and education, post partum
support and general health education.
- Obesity Prevention – The local health department (LHD)
collaborates with school nurses, UW Extension, Family Resource Center,
4- H, boys scouts, girl scouts, health practitioners from the
hospitals and clinics to prevent obesity.
For information about the Crawford County Public Health Department,
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Last Revised: July 12, 2010