MADISON — State health officials recently announced that the St. Croix County Health Department has successfully passed the state’s health department review. As a result, the St. Croix County Health Department will increase to a Level 3 status.
“Local public health staff help make their community a healthier place in which to live, play, work, and learn,” said Karen McKeown, State Health Officer. “The department has an actively engaged and supportive Health and Human Services Board, and does an excellent job of working together as a team.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is required to formally review the operations of all 88 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 St. Croix County Health Department provides services important to the community, such as:
• Communicable disease surveillance, investigation, and control
• Community health assessment and community health improvement planning
• Environmental health services
• Emergency Preparedness
For information about the St. Croix County Public Health Department visit the website at www.sccwi.us/publichealth or call 715-246-8263.
For information about the state health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hw2020/