CONTACT: Elizabeth Giese, Division of Public Health, (715) 836-2871
ST. CROIX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN
SERVICES PASSES REVIEW BY STATE
MADISON—Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer, today announced that
the St. Croix County Department of Health and Human Services has
successfully passed the state’s health department review. As a result,
the St. Croix County Department of Health and Human Services will maintain
their Level II status.
“The hard-working staff of the St. Croix County Department of Health
and Human Services 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 Human Services, and does an excellent job
of preventing illness and injury and promoting health."
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 St. Croix County Department of Health and Human Services provides
services important to the community, such as:
- Maternal and child health programs to assure good nutrition, healthy
babies, and complete vaccinations.
- Environmental health protection by inspecting restaurants and
lodging facilities for health and safety problems.
- Prevention of chronic diseases through work on tobacco, physical
activity and nutrition.
For information about the St. Croix County Department of Health and
Human Services visit:
For contact information for Wisconsin’s local health departments,
For information about the state health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2010
or 2020, visit:
Last Revised: October 28, 2010