Southwest Suburban Health Department: Improving the Health and Well-Being of Residents Through Efficient and Effective Services

Health departments in West Allis and Greenfield to merge

The merging of health departments between the City of Greenfield and the City of West Allis has been announced, resulting in the creation of the Southwest Suburban Health Department. This joint department will serve both cities for a term of five years, with funding provided mutually by the two cities and additional grants from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services.

According to Dan Devine, mayor of West Allis, this merger will allow for a more strategic and effective approach to serving the communities of both cities. By combining resources, the new department will be able to provide more robust services to the public, including improved efficiency and communication.

The Southwest Suburban Health Department will focus on improving the health and well-being of residents through education, disease prevention, and promoting diversity, connection, and partnership. Michael Neitzke, mayor of Greenfield, expressed his excitement for the introduction of the new department and emphasized that the merger will streamline the delivery of health services to all residents.

This intergovernmental agreement was approved by both Common Councils after extensive discussions about how best to serve their communities. The newly combined health department aims to provide better access to healthcare services for all residents in both cities while also saving costs through shared resources.

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