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Health Officer Materials and Resources

Below you will find resources for local public health officers in Wisconsin:

Local Health Department Annual Reports Best Practices Guide, P-03503 (PDF)
Wisconsin Stat. § 251.06(3)(h) requires a local health officer to “submit an annual report of the administration of the local health department to the local board of health.” Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 140.04(2)(a) requires local health departments to submit their annual reports to the Department of Health Services (DHS) by May 1. This document provides best practice suggestions and examples observed in annual reports from diverse jurisdictions across Wisconsin.

Public Health and You - Generic Power Point Presentation (PPTX)
This document was originally developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for a March 2005 Capitol Hill briefing entitled "Public Health 101," but can be edited for use with specific local audiences such as Boards of Health and/or community partners (schools, students, providers, etc.)

Local Performance Standards

National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP)

Operational Definition and Self Assessment Tool

The Network for Public Health Law resources: Public Health Law in Wisconsin (PPT) This presentation (03/06/13) was prepared by Dan Stier of the Network of Public Health Law for the Western Region Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) meeting.

Policies, Procedures, and Protocols

Public Health Nurse Consultant - Website for Public Health Nurses in Wisconsin. This site provides information on the Intervention Wheel, Public Health Nursing in Wisconsin, Links to Webcasts, What's New and Other Resources. Guidelines for Hiring Nurses at Health Departments, P-01748 (PDF)

Vital records resources

Last revised February 23, 2024