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DOUGLAS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PASSES REVIEW BY STATE
MADISON—Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer, today announced that
the Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services has
successfully passed the state’s health department review. As a result,
the Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services will maintain
their Level III status.
“The hard-working staff of the Douglas 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 does an excellent job of addressing
critical health issues, preventing disease and hazards and engaging the
community in population 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 Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services provides
services important to the community, such as:
- Protection from human health hazards found in the community such as
unsafe air, water, and homes.
- Coordination with the community to promote healthy lifestyles
related to tobacco and obesity.
- Prevention and control of communicable disease, including the recent
For information about the Douglas County Department of Health and Human
Services, visit: http://www.douglascountywi.org/
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or 2020, visit:
Last Revised: September 16, 2010