In partnership with the community we serve, Walworth County
Division of Public Health, protects and educates our residents
and visitors by providing comprehensive health and environmental
services, programs, and outreach initiatives that enhance the
wellbeing of all.
Recognized as a visible, active, community resource and partner,
elevating the wellbeing of the residents and visitors of
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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Community Education Opportunities for Adults and Kids
The Health of My Community
Communicable Diseases (Whooping Cough, Flu, etc.)
Public Health Services
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Eligibility for Free Cancer Screenings for Women
WIC (Nutrition for Women, Infants & Children)