New Southwest Suburban Health Department Boasts Unified Approach to Public Health Services

Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

The consolidation of public health services for the communities of West Allis and Greenfield has led to the formation of the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. This merger, announced on March 27 in a press release, aims to deliver more efficient and comprehensive public health services through a unified entity.

The intergovernmental agreement governing the Southwest Suburban Health Department will be in effect for a five-year term, with both cities contributing funding and a joint board overseeing its operations. Mayor Dan Devine of West Allis emphasized the collaborative history between the two departments, expressing how it will allow them to strategically and effectively meet the needs of their communities.

Similarly, Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke highlighted the benefits of merging public health departments, stating that it will lead to a more streamlined and focused delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents served by the department. The creation of this new entity signifies a commitment to improving public health services in the region through cooperation and shared resources.

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