This page contains policy statements, advisories, newsletters, and reports that were produced by Public Health Madison & Dane County. If you are looking for information on a topic that isn't listed, or historical data, please contact us.
Publications about Public Health Madison & Dane County.
A position statement is a guiding document that clarifies our department’s position on a topic related to public health. The position statement itself is not a resolution or ordinance. The recommendations put forth may form the basis of future work or collaboration with community partners.
We create policy statements to highlight latest research findings, make recommendations on policy, and provide reference information on key public health topics.
- School and Childcare Center Recommendations to Minimize Lead in Drinking Water Policy Statement, 2017
- Fluoridation of Public Drinking Water Policy Statement, Updated August 2020
- Consumption Recommendations for Raw Milk to Minimize Dairy Associated Foodborne Illness, Updated May 2019
Advisories & Alerts
We issue advisories to bring attention to emerging problems in a clear and timely way.
- Suspected Opioid Activity Alert, June 2020
- Suspected Opioid Activity Alert, April 2020
- Vaping Linked to Severe Lung Disease, September 2019
- Suspected Opioid Activity Alert, July 2019
- Increasing Cases of Syphilis Among Those Who Use Methamphetamines and Heroin, March 2019
- Congenital Syphilis Health Care Provider Advisory, March 2018
Our newsletters give you a sneak peek into the different types of work being done in specific programs and throughout the whole organization.
- Communicable Disease Update Newsletters
- Food Facts Newsletters
- Pool Facts Newsletters
- Immunization Pearls Newsletters
- Pulse Newsletter (our agency's quarterly newsletter)
We produce reports about how chronic disease, environmental health, food, and more impact health in Dane county.
- Geospatial Patterns of Overweight/Obesity, Asthma & Type II Diabetes in Dane County: Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Disparities Using Electronic Health Record Data, 2016
Drug Harm and Violence
- Climate and Health, July 2019: Report / Summary
- Potential Health Effects of Noise Report, Updated June 2018
- An Overview of PCE Contamination of Indoor Air from Vapor Intrusion, Updated June 2018
Environmental Health Report Cards - (Published in 2016)
- Evaluación del Medioambiente de Madison y el Condado de Dane: Resumen Ejecutivo
- Executive Summary
- Air Quality Data Dashboard from Healthy Dane
- Food Safety Program
- Healthy Homes and Communities Data Dashboard from Healthy Dane
- Water Quality Data Dashboard from Healthy Dane
- White Paper: Hunger & Food Security in Wisconsin & Dane County, 2016: English
- Summary: Hunger & Food Security in Wisconsin & Dane County, 2016: English / Spanish
- Access to Health Care in Dane County, 2015
- Dane County LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Profile, 2016
- Sexual and Reproductive Health Issue Brief, October 2016
- Maternal and Child Health Strategic Plan, 2019-2023
- Dane County Maternal and Child Health Data Book, April 2019
- Data Snapshot: Low Birth Weight & Infant Mortality, Dane County, 2008-2020
- Preterm Birth & Infant Death, Dane County 2014-2016, June 2018
- Dane County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Report 2011-2012, 2014
- Poster: FIMR Action Networks, 2020
- Mosquito Larvae Monitoring and Control - Madison Metro Area, April 2021
- West Nile Virus Surveillance in Madison and Dane County, April 2021
- A Report on Dane County Hospital Emergency Department & Urgent Care Visits for Non-Traumatic Dental Pain, 2017
- Oral Health in Dane County - Moving Towards Equity, 2016
- The Health of Dane County: Oral Health Crisis, 2012
- Tobacco/Nicotine Compliance Reports
- Tobacco & Nicotine Free Living Issue Brief, 2016