Disease Prevention

Disease prevention focuses on reducing the risk of disease, identifying disease risk factors, and detecting disease in its early, most treatable stages.  This page includes many of the disease prevention strategies of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Principles and practices for local public health agencies The purpose of this site is to assist local public health agencies in designing infection control and prevention programs that will reduce the risk of communicable disease transmission among employees and clients during delivery of public

Handwashing, when done correctly, is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Good handwashing technique is easy to learn and can significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases among both children and adults.

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Find information about vaccine recommendations, vaccine preventable diseases, immunization coverage rates, and the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.
Last Revised: June 8, 2015