Our Health Department

Mission - 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.

About Us

In order to improve the health of our residents, the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department will:

  • Assure quality and accessible health services
  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Empower residents to make healthy decisions
  • Educate and inform the community about and mobilize the community around existing and emerging public health needs
  • Advocate for policies that improve health
  • Ensure and maintain our expertise
  • Assess community health status and community resources
  • Partner with community organizations
  • Use evidence and public health best practices
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Assist in response to and prevention of disease and disasters

We are guided by our Core Values:

1. Treat everyone with dignity and respect
2. Honor individual rights
3. Everyone has the right to good health
4. Serve all residents, including the most vulnerable
5. Listen to the community and their needs
6. Make decisions based on the best interest of the community
7. Emphasize prevention and embrace collective action
8. Empower people

Healthiest Nation in One Generation