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BAYFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PASSES REVIEW BY STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS
MADISONDr. Henry Anderson, State Health Officer, today announced
that the Bayfield County Health Department has successfully passed the
state’s health department review. As a result, the Bayfield County
Health Department will increase their status to the highest designation of
A team from the Wisconsin Division of Public Health
conducted an on-site review. "The hard-working staff of the Bayfield
County Health Department help make their community a healthier and safer
place to live," said Anderson. "Their department has an actively
engaged and supportive Board of Health, and does an excellent job of
providing comprehensive environmental health services as well as a broad
array of programs to protect residents from illness and injury and promote
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
The Bayfield County Health Department provides services
important to the community, such as:
services to families including newborn home visiting,
WIC, oral health and PNCC
environmental services including facility licensing,
lead, water and radon testing
wellness education and support on issues of tobacco,
alcohol abuse, physical activity
For information about the Bayfield County Health
Department, visit: http://www.bayfieldcounty.org/health-department.asp.
Or call 715-373-6109.
For contact information for Wisconsin’s local health
departments, visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/localhealth/.
For information about the state health plan, Healthiest
Wisconsin 2020, visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/statehealthplan/.
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Last Revised: October 25, 2011