September 10, 2010

Four local communities create 'Central Racine County Health Department'

Village officials of Caledonia, Mt. Pleasant, Sturtevant and North Bay announce the signing of a new intermunicipal agreement creating a joint local board of health and health department to provide public health services to the four communities.  

Approved by the four villages this summer and effective January 1, 2011, this agreement allows the four villages to: 1) provide quality public health services at a low cost to their respective communities; 2) provide representation of all four villages on a joint board of health; 3) create a stable health department structure for the mutual benefit of all four partners; and, 4) reflect this new partnership for the provision of public health services by changing the health department name to the Central Racine County Health Department. 

The Central Racine County Health Department will continue to provide population-based services to the communities.  Public health nursing services include communicable disease surveillance and investigation, low-cost immunizations for children and adults, TB skin tests, blood pressure checks, case management for pregnant and parenting families, car seat checks, health education, and lead case management.  Environmental health services include a radon program, a medication collection program, well test kit distribution, and human health hazard, rabies and lead hazard investigations.  In addition, environmental health staff license and inspect restaurants, retail food establishments, temporary food establishments, hotels/motels, campgrounds, swimming pools and body art establishments.  The health department also works on emergency preparedness, regularly partnering with other agencies to practice and implement response to natural and man-made public health emergencies.

For information on the Central Racine County Health Department, go to our website at, call 262-898-4460, fax 262-898-4490 or come to our offices at 10005 Northwestern Avenue, Franksville (2nd floor of the US Bank building).

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