Our Health Department

Purpose- To advocate and serve by promoting and protecting the health and safety of the public.
Mission - Provide community assessment, education and collaborative health interventions for all who live, work and play in our counties.
Philosophy- The values that we hold in fulfilling our purpose and carrying out our mission include:

  • Integrity:  Demonstrating transparency, honesty and respect.
  • Resourcefulness:  Providing inclusive, responsive, proactive and equitable services that reflect the needs of the community.
  • Collaboration:  Partnering with organizations to accomplish shared goals and initiatives through data and evidence-based practices. 
  • Servant Leadership:  Leading with empathy and compassion for our community.

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

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