CONTACT: Elizabeth Giese, Division of Public Health, (715) 836-2871
CHIPPEWA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH PASSES REVIEW BY STATE
MADISON—Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer, today announced that
the Chippewa County Department of Public Health has successfully passed
the state’s health department review. As a result, the Chippewa County
Department of Public Health will maintain their Level II status.
“The hard-working staff of the Chippewa County Department of Public
Health help 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 providing the essential
public health services in Chippewa County.
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 Chippewa County Department of Public Health provides services
important to the community, such as:
- Prevention programs for women and children including WIC and
prenatal care coordination.
- Public health emergency planning and response to address issues such
as pandemic influenza.
- Communicable disease prevention and control services.
For information about the Chippewa County Department of Public Health,
For contact information for Wisconsin’s local health departments,
For information about the state health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2010
or 2020, visit:
May 24, 2012