CONTACT: Elizabeth Giese, Division of Public Health, (715) 836-2871
PEPIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PASSES REVIEW BY STATE
MADISON—Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer, today announced that
the Pepin County Health Department has successfully passed the state’s
health department review. As a result, the Pepin County Health Department
will maintain their Level II status.
“The hard-working staff of the Pepin County Health Department 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 meeting the priority public needs in
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 Pepin County Health Department provides services important to the
community, such as:
- Communicable disease prevention and control including recent work to
address the H1N1 pandemic.
- Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies including
floods, chemical spills and disease outbreaks.
- Working with community partners to address critical issues of
physical activity and nutrition to decrease obesity and chronic
For information about the Pepin County Health Department, visit:
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or 2020, visit:
Last Revised: May 22, 2012