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New Southwest Suburban Health Department Aims for Consolidated Public Health Services, Improved Wellness in West Allis and Greenfield

Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

New Southwest Suburban Health Department Aims for Consolidated Public Health Services, Improved Wellness in West Allis and Greenfield

In a move to consolidate public health services for the communities of West Allis and Greenfield, the Greenfield Health Department and West Allis Health Department are merging to form the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. The merger was announced in a press release on March 27, with both cities’ common councils approving the move.

The creation of the Southwest Suburban Health Department signifies a commitment to improving public health services in the region through cooperation and shared resources. The department will be governed by an intergovernmental agreement for a five-year term, with a joint board of health overseeing its operations. 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, expressing his excitement about formalizing their approach through the new department. He believes it will allow them to strategically and effectively meet the needs of the public while streamlining their delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents served by the department.

Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke also emphasized the advantages of merging public health departments, stating that it will lead to a more focused delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents served by the department. By working together, these two departments can provide more efficient and comprehensive public health services than ever before, ultimately improving overall wellness in this region of Wisconsin.

The Southwest Suburban Health Department aims to consolidate public health services for communities in West Allis and Greenfield, establishing a unified entity that delivers more efficient and comprehensive public health services. Through cooperation and shared resources, this new department signifies a commitment to improving overall wellness in this region of Wisconsin.

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