Check out what we are doing to support mental health and wellness!
Check out what we are doing to promote nutrition and physical activity for our residents!
Check out our efforts to protect the public and prevent substance use in the community!
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 Assessments (CHA)
The 2016 Washington County Community Health Survey Report  and Ozaukee County Community Health Assessment are a compilation of health information collected from numerous sources to inform all of us about the health needs of our communities.

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
A community health improvement plan (or CHIP) is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems based on the results of community health assessment activities and the community health improvement process. The Washington County and Ozaukee County Community Health Improvement Plans will outline our commitment to keeping Washington and Ozaukee Counties ranking the top ten for overall health.

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.

Coalition Dashboards & 2017 Health Data Overview
The Washington County Dashboard & Ozaukee County Dashboard illustrates coalition measures that are tracked based on priority areas. The 2017 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


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.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity in Wisconsin: Data on Wisconsin's overweight and obese adults and the resulting consequences

Coalition Building
Coalition Building Basics

For Your Health Video Series
Episode 1:
Good Food, Good Medicine

Episode 2:
The Effects of Stress

Episode 3:
In the Kitchen with Chef Joe Ninnemann

Episode 4:
Insight into Depression

Episode 5:
What do you know about eating disorders?