Resources for Legislators


Liz Portz

The Department of Health Services, like other state agencies, relies on the Wisconsin State Legislature for oversight, funding, and policy direction. The relationship that DHS has with the legislature allows us to carry out our mission to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.

Legislative Advisor Elisabeth Portz is the primary point-of-contact between DHS and Wisconsin lawmakers, monitors legislation affecting our programs and services, and works directly with policymakers as an advocate.

Our goal is to ensure Wisconsin's legislators are kept up-to-date regarding implementation and operation of DHS programs and services, as well as have the resources necessary to assist constituents navigate the Department's programs and services.

Last Revised: May 23, 2018