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Park Falls Outreach Office
698 South 4th Avenue
(715) 762-3125

104 S. Eyder Avenue
Phillips, WI
(715) 339-3054
FAX/TDD (715) 339-3057

Prentice Outreach Office

1109 Railroad Avenue
(715) 428-2744

E-mail

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Leaders in promoting, protecting and preserving the health and well-being of Price County citizens through partnerships with people and communities.

 

Public Health Programs

What is Public Health?  According to The World Health Organization (WHO) public health refers to all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire populations, not on individual patients or diseases. Thus, public health is concerned with the total system and not only the eradication of a particular disease. The three main public health functions are:

  • The assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and populations at risk to identify health problems and priorities.
  • The formulation of public policies designed to solve identified local and national health problems and priorities.
  • To assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services.

Public health professionals monitor and diagnose the health concerns of entire communities and promote healthy practices and behaviors to ensure that populations stay healthy.

Price County Public Health programs include:


Maternal/ Child Health

Dental Health Seal-A-Smile
HealthCheck-Well Child Programs
Prenatal Case Management
WIC
Fluoride Program
Reproductive Health
School Health
Targeted Case Management
Children with Special Health Care Needs
 

Environmental Health

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention & Assessment Program
Environmental Health Program
Radon Testing

Well Water Testing
Rabies Control
Tobacco Control

Women's Health Initiatives


Wisconsin Well Women's Program (WWWP)

Health Alliance of Price County
 

Chronic Diseases
Wellness Coalition
AODA/Mental Health Coalition
 

Communicable Diseases
Communicable Disease Report
AIDS(HIV) Counseling & Testing/ Partner Referral
Immunizations
AIDS/HIV Community Education