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New Joint Health Department Launched in Greenfield and West Allis for Five Years

Health departments in West Allis and Greenfield to merge

New Joint Health Department Launched in Greenfield and West Allis for Five Years

The merger of the health departments of Greenfield and West Allis has been officially announced. This new joint department, known as the Southwest Suburban Health Department, will serve both cities for a period of five years.

The creation of this joint department was approved by the Greenfield and West Allis Common Councils through an intergovernmental agreement. The two cities have agreed to mutually fund the department, with additional support coming from grants from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services.

The mayor of West Allis, Dan Devine, expressed his excitement about the merger, stating that it would 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.

Michael Neitzke, mayor of Greenfield, also shared his enthusiasm for the introduction of the new department. He emphasized that the merger will streamline the delivery of health services to all residents and improve their overall well-being through education, disease prevention, promoting diversity, connection and partnership.

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