Walworth County Public Health provides programs and services
that are aimed at promoting, preserving and protecting the
health of its residents.
What we do:
Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the
health of communities through education, promotion of healthy
lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.
Public health professionals try to prevent problems from
happening or re-occurring through
implementing educational programs, developing
policies, administering services, and conducting research,
in contrast to clinical professionals, such as doctors
and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after
they become sick or injured.
Our public health professionals are part of an ongoing community
system that works to protect people from diseases and encourages
them to change harmful behaviors.
Public health focuses on
protecting communities, families and individuals from
communicable diseases and potential health hazards, preventing
and controlling chronic and acute illnesses, promoting optimal
health and wellness, and preserving a healthy environment.
Programs encompass all age groups from prenatal through the
senior years, with goals for a healthier and safer population
and ultimately, lower health care costs.
Major Public Health programs are
listed below. Click on a button to learn more about each
program. To talk with DHHS staff about a public health issue,
call toll free
or e-mail at
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The Health of My Community
Communicable Diseases (Whooping Cough, Flu, etc.)
Safe Water, Safe Air and Safe Food
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
**Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic June 28-29, 2013**
Eligibility for Free Cancer Screenings for Women
WIC (Nutrition for Women, Infants & Children)