Division of Public Health Bureau of Community Health Promotion
The Bureau of Community Health Promotion has a primary responsibility
to provide a statewide model of integrative public health programming
across the life span. Major functions include: statewide development and
implementation of program practices and policies; development of federal
grant applications; development and enforcement of standards and
guidelines related to chronic disease, family health including children
with special needs, injury, nutrition and tobacco prevention control; and
evaluation of existing and proposed legislative proposals.
The Bureau of Community Health Promotion has four sections: Chronic
Disease and Cancer Prevention Section, Family Health Section, Nutrition
and Physical Activity Section, and Tobacco Prevention Section.
The Chronic Disease and Cancer Prevention Section has responsibility to
plan, promote, implement and evaluate comprehensive population and
evidence-based programs using best practices in the following areas: Arthritis Prevention and Control,
Cancer Prevention and Control,
Prevention and Control, and Heart Disease and Stroke.
more about Chronic Disease programs in DHS.
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Section has responsibility for a
variety of public health nutrition education and food programs. WIC
(The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and
Children) and WIC FMNP (Farmersí Market Nutrition Program) provide both
supplemental nutritious foods and the critical nutrition information
needed for healthy growth. TEFAP
(The Emergency Food Assistance Program) and CSFP (Commodity Supplemental
Food Program) provide USDA commodity foods to low income families. Several
nutrition education programs such as the
Physical Activity and Obesity Program,
5 A Day for Better Health, and the Food Stamp Nutrition Education
Program promote healthy eating and physical activity for good
health. The Section is also responsible for addressing food insecurity and
The Family Health Section has responsibility to improve the health of
women, infants, children including Children
and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN), teens and families as
they progress through the critical developmental milestones of life. A
major emphasis of the programs within the
Health Section involves prevention, early screening, and early
intervention. Examples of the continuum include universal newborn hearing
screening, early identification of pregnancy, and breast
and cervical cancer screening.
Prevention Section has responsibility to reduce tobacco use and
exposure in every Wisconsin community. This is accomplished through
programs that use best practices to prevent the initiation of smoking by
youths and adults, promoting treatment for persons with tobacco-related
addictions, and protecting all residents from exposure to environmental
The Bureau has key relationships with local
health departments, community-based organizations, private voluntary
organizations, academic and health care provider networks.
August 11, 2014