CONTACT: Mary Young, Division of Public Health, (608) 266-2757
SAUK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PASSES REVIEW BY STATE
MADISON—Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer, today announced that
the Sauk County Health Department has successfully passed the state’s
health department review. As a result, the Sauk County Health Department
will maintain its Level II status.
“The hard-working staff of the Sauk County 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 Sauk County Health Department provides services important to the
community, such as:
- Rural Safety Day Program- An injury prevention program
involving many community partners for all third grade school children
in Sauk County. Safety topics include: fires, bicycle, water, large
equipment, gun, small and large animals, home alone and seat belt
- Community Care/Medical and Dental Voucher program- Provides
evaluation for needed health services, referral and funding to
uninsured, income eligible people in need of acute care. Those
eligible are referred to a collaborative network of physicians,
dentists, and pharmacists.
- Environmental Health Consortium- provides inspections,
education and enforcement for environmental and human health hazards
related to water, asbestos, lead, indoor and open air, housing,
rabies, solid waste and other issues.
For information about the Sauk County Health Department, visit:
For contact information for Wisconsin’s local health departments,
For information about the state health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2010
or 2020, visit:
Last Revised: August 17, 2010