CONTACT: Elizabeth Giese, Division of Public Health, (715) 836-2871
POLK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PASSES REVIEW BY STATE
MADISON—Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer, today announced that
the Polk County Health Department has successfully passed the state’s
health department review. As a result, the Polk County Health Department
will maintain their Level III status.
“The hard-working staff of the Polk County Health Department 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 providing the essential public health
services that promote health and prevent disease for everyone in the
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 Polk County Health Department provides services important to the
community, such as:
- Prevention of communicable disease and control of the spread of
- Investigation of environmental health hazards and prevention of
environmental contaminant exposure.
- Support of new families through nutrition and nursing assessment and
For information about the Polk County Health Department, visit:
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or 2020, visit:
Last Revised: July 12, 2010