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Information and News 

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

  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has released the Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report at:  The 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: or (608) 266-0876.

Last Revised:  February 13, 2014

If you have any questions, e-mail Jamie LaBrasca, Northern Regional Office at 

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