Mission
The mission of Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department is to improve the quality of life by
promoting, protecting, and enhancing the health and well-being of the public.



Vision
To be innovators in fostering healthy people, places and communities.

 

Communicable Disease

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Community Health & Prevention

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WIC

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Immunizations

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Emergency Preparedness

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Environmental Health

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Maternal & Child Health

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In the News

World Breastfeeding Week

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week! World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration and awareness campaign highlighting and recognizing the benefits of breastfeeding in communities across the globe. WBW celebrates its 25th year and is officially celebrated from August 1-7 by over 170 countries. Read Governor Walker's proclamation of Breastfeeding Week.

 

Health Department Receives Award

Our Public Health Department received the Intergovernmental Cooperation Award for our continued dedication to merging the two departments. Here is a little about the merger:
"Having already collaborated successfully on numerous joint initiatives, including emergency preparedness, Wisconsin Well Woman program, and WIC programs, Ozaukee and Washington counties decided to take the next step in 2015 by formally merging their public health departments. The result is a streamlined department that saved taxpayers approximately $300,000 in the first year through staffing efficiencies and reduced administrative overhead, and that has generated enhanced programming and new initiatives. In addition, the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department is now serving as a model of successful consolidation to other local governments, with its example generating an effort to change State law to allow for greater flexibility in determining cost sharing for joint public health departments. The consolidated department also recently received a $75,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to measure its public health outcomes and potentially allow it to serve as a national model."

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