Collaboration for Optimal Health: The Unification of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

The Greenfield Health Department and West Allis Health Department have come together to form the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. This merger aims to deliver more efficient and comprehensive public health services to the communities of West Allis and Greenfield.

The common councils of both cities have approved the merger, establishing a unified entity to oversee public health operations in the region. Funding for the department will be provided by both cities and state health grants.

Mayor Dan Devine of West Allis highlighted the collaborative history between the two departments, stating that this merger is a natural progression in their ongoing efforts to improve public health services in the region. He believes that formalizing their approach through the new department will allow them to strategically and effectively meet the needs of their respective communities.

Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke also emphasized the benefits of merging the public health departments, stating that it will lead to a more streamlined and focused delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents served by the department. The creation of the Southwest Suburban Health Department signifies a commitment to improving public health services in the region through cooperation and shared resources.

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