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Learn more about what we are doing to keep the community healthy!

Community Health & Prevention

The Health Department addresses the health needs of both Ozaukee and Washington Counties by leading community coalitions, conducting a Community Health Improvement Plan, promoting health and well-being, collaborating with community partners, and addressing priorities at the individuals, family, environmental and policy level.

Community Health Data

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for 2022-2025 outlines our commitment to keeping Washington and Ozaukee County ranked in the top ten in the state for overall health as measured by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R), published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. 

County Health Rankings
The annual County Health Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.

2021 Health Data Overview
The 2021 Health Data Overview provides a snapshot of data collected on each priority area. The overview is updated annual with the most recent data available.

Public Health Resources

Organizations

Wisconsin Public Health Association: Building a healthier, safer Wisconsin through policy and partnership.
American Public Health Association: Find the latest research, publications, and other public health and prevention resources.
Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute: To strengthen leadership capacity for creating partnerships, policy, and system changes that ensure every Wisconsin community reaches its full health potential.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services: To support economic prosperity and quality of life, the Department of Health Services exercises multiple roles in the protection and promotion of the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Works to protect America form health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Founded as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. Creating a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.
American Heart Association: Dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.
American Diabetes Association: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.


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  • Veteranrehab.org is a nationwide resource for finding substance use treatment, revovery, and mental health service for veterans.                     
  • County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
  • Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity in Wisconsin: Data on Wisconsin's overweight and obese adults and the resulting consequences