Posted on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 at 10:44 am
We are pleased to present our 2018 Annual Snapshot —it offers a glimpse into the many ways we work to achieve our mission: Healthy People. Healthy Places.
PHMDC is the second largest local health department in Wisconsin. We have approximately 140 staff in four divisions—Environmental Health, Community Health, Policy, Planning and Evaluation, and Operations who are responsible for protecting and promoting the health of all the residents in Dane County. And, we are built on a fundamental belief in equity—where everyone should have the opportunity to be healthy.
As the Snapshot highlights, the work of our incredibly talented and passionate staff is far reaching— ranging from working with our community’s entrepreneurs to ensure the safety of our food system by inspecting around 3,000 establishments throughout the County each year, to ensuring that communicable diseases like tuberculosis, measles and syphilis are treated and their transmission in the community is minimized, to running a public health laboratory. In addition, we provide direct services to more than 5,000 clients in our WIC and nurse home visiting programs each month.
At the same time we are also working with community partners on initiatives to produce long-term change and reduce health inequities in our community. Some examples include the Opioid Fatality Review, an emerging Violence Prevention Coalition, the Nurse Family Partnership Community Advisory Board, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Alliance and the Partnership for Black Infant Health.
Visit our website and follow our social media to find out more about our everyday work to address health issues in our community.