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Information and News for Local Health Departments

The information on the following links are for use as an additional resource for Wisconsin Local Health Departments. 

  • New online resource:  Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin.  This site was developed with the support of the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the UW Population Health Institute’s Making Wisconsin the Healthiest State project. 

  • Video and presentations from the 2014 Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response Spring Seminar can be accessed here:  http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/SpringSeminars/index.htm.

  • The April 2014 Supplement of Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program Notes is now available on the web.  This issue of Program Notes highlights the recently released annual HIV surveillance report for Wisconsin and contains links to surveillance reports and related resources on the website  of the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program, including downloadable surveillance slides in PowerPoint, and an interactive map of county HIV surveillance data.
  • You can link to the April 2014 Supplement of Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program Notes here and on the web at: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aids-hiv/ProgramNotes/April2014SupplementProgramNotes.pdf.

    The entire surveillance report, Wisconsin Department of Health Services AIDS/HIV Surveillance Annual Review: New Diagnoses, Prevalent Cases, and Deaths Reported through December 31, 2013, annotated slides supporting the report, and the most current HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Review for the City of Milwaukee are available at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aids-hiv/Stats/index.htm. Other reports regarding HIV and hepatitis C are also available on this site.

    Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program Notes, an electronic communication from the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program, periodically highlights the HIV epidemic and the delivery of HIV-related prevention and care services in Wisconsin. We welcome your suggestions for topics to be featured in future issues of Program Notes.  For more information regarding the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program, please visit our website at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aids-hiv.

    The Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report serves both as a baseline report for Healthiest Wisconsin (HW) 2020 and as a report on health disparities in Wisconsin.  Users can orient themselves to this large report by reviewing the text on the web page and the Executive Summary.

  • Loriann Wunder, Training and Communications Coordinator for the DPH STD Control Program, would like to invite you and your staff to sign up for the Wisconsin STD Communications Listserv (WISTDCOM) if you are not already on it. The WISTDCOM is a Listserv that periodically shares information on the prevention and control of STDs in Wisconsin. The Listserv is aimed at staff in LHDs, STD Clinics, Tribal Health Clinics, and other stakeholder agencies. Please send a message to Loriann Wunder if you or your staff would like to join the WISTDCOM and receive email messages.



  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a notice proposing a change to the recommended optimal fluoride level in drinking water. In response to this proposed change, the Oral Health Program (OHP) in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Public Water Supply Section in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have established guidance for Wisconsin Public Water Systems (PWS) that participate in community water fluoridation. Please see the attachment that discusses this change. In the meantime, LHDs are encouraged to contact Robbyn Kuester with any questions, E-mail: Robbyn.Kuester@Wisconsin.gov or (608) 266-0876.


If you have any questions, e-mail Jamie LaBrasca, Northern Regional Office at jamie.labrasca@dhs.wisconsin.gov 

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Last Revised:  October 17, 2014