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.
Video and presentations from the 2014 Bureau of Communicable Diseases
and Emergency Response Spring Seminar can be accessed here:
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:
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
Regional Office Staff Lists
August 21, 2014