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.

 

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In the News

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Southern Housing Region
Columbia County
112 East Edgewater Street, Portage, Wisconsin
November 9, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.

The Southern Housing Region, comprised of the following counties: Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Walworth & Washington, will conduct a public hearing regarding: proposed application for the 2016 - 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Housing Program funds. The public is invited to attend to learn about the CDBG program, to help identify additional local housing and community development needs, and to comment on the activities proposed to be included in the CDBG application.

The agenda for the public hearing is:
1. Identification of total potential funds.
2. Eligible CDBG activities:
    a. Economic Development
    b. Public Facilities
    c. Housing
       (1) Rehabilitation
       (2) Homebuyer Assistance
       (3) Special Housing Projects
3. Presentation of identified housing and community development needs.
4. Identification of housing and community development needs by public.
5. Presentation of activities proposed for CDBG application, including potential residential displacement.
6. Citizen input regarding proposed and other CDBG activities.

Residents of the Southern Housing Region are encouraged to attend, especially residents with low to moderate incomes.
The meeting room is handicapped accessible. Persons needing additional accessibility accommodations should contact the Columbia County RLF/Housing Office at 608-742-9645.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Southern Housing Region
Columbia County
112 East Edgewater Street, Portage, Wisconsin
November 9, 2017 - 10:45 a.m.

The Southern Housing Region, comprised of the following counties: Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Walworth & Washington, will conduct a public hearing regarding:
The current 2014 - 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Program. The public is invited to respond to activities under the current CDBG Program. All comments from the public will be reviewed.

The agenda for the public hearing is:
1. Review the current CDBG program activities:
    a. Program Progress
    b. Program Goals
    c. Questions/Suggestions

Residents of the Southern Housing Region are encouraged to attend, especially residents with low to moderate incomes.
The meeting room is handicapped accessible. Persons needing additional accessibility accommodations should contact the Columbia County RLF/Housing Office at 608-742-9645.

2017 Community FLU Clinics

The flu is coming! The CDC recommends we get our flu shots as soon as possible. It’s easy, click here to find a clinic near you!

 

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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