Monday, March 7, 2022

National Public Health Week: April 4-10

 What is Public Health?

We are fortunate to have excellent medical care in Barron County.  We have clinics and hospitals dedicated to treatment of individual patients. In order to keep our entire community healthy we also need the Public Health Program in Barron County. 

Some illnesses are spread within our community through our food (Salmonella), water (bacteria), air (Tuberculosis), or animals (rabies).  When there is an outbreak our Public Health workers help track down the source and determine how and where it is spreading.  Our doctors and nurses depend on the Public Health Nurses to assist in treating these outbreaks. 

Barron County Public Health staff also provide other services such as:

  • Breast cancer screening
  • Mental Health services
  • Infant and child nutrition services
  • Lead testing
  • And many other important services

Thanks to our Barron County Public Health Care Workers!!

We appreciate your dedication to helping all of us stay healthy!!

Barron County Department of Health and Human Services

Barron County Public Health Programs

WI Department of Health Services: Environmental Health

Well Badger Resource Center