|- Beyond Health -AND/OR- Community Health Improvement Plan|
|The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is the result of a collaborative community effort to improve the health and wellness of Brown County. Beyond Health, the steering committee responsible for creating and implementing this plan includes representatives from local public health agencies, area health systems, and community agencies. They then facilitate taskforces who develop and implement strategic plans to address each priority.|
|- Business Licensing|
|Licensing is an important way of keeping food, water, and tattoos safe for all residents and visitors of Brown County Establishments. Click here to learn more about who should be licensed and how to apply for (or renew) a license.|
|- Car Seat Program|
|Brown County Public Health receives funding from the Bureau of Transportation and Safety (BOTS) to assist identified families with car seat needs. To find out if you qualify, please call 920-448-6400 #6.|
|- Communicable Disease|
|The goal of communicable disease control is to reduce the risk of disease transmission through treatment, education and surveillance.
|- Hearing and Vision Screenings|
|Brown County Public Health offers hearing and vision screenings to over 60 elementary and middle schools in Brown County.|
|Immunizations are important for everyone. Brown County Public Health provides information about and access to immunizations to protect the health of all.|
|- Lead Poisoning Assistance|
|Information about childhood lead poisoning, testing information, commonly used forms, resources.
|- Medication Disposal|
|Local law enforcement agencies collect medication to assure it is disposed of properly. This prevents theft, accidental poisoning of children and pets, and protects the environment. Individuals are asked to bring medication to the nearest collection site.
To find a drug take-back location near you, click on the following link for the Wisconsin Department of Justice website:
https://doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback/find-a-take-back-location/ or check the list below. If you are unable to find a permanent drug take-back location near you, contact your local police department.
|- Prevention and Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse (ATODA)|
|Brown County Public Health has several collaborated programs committed to bring ATODA education, prevention, and intervention to our community. These programs are detailed throughout the ATODA webpage. If you would like to learn more, become involved, please feel free to contact one of the below staff members.|
|- Provider Resources|
|Commonly used forms and links for providers including reporting forms|
|- Rabies Control|
|Rabies Control in Brown County
When it comes to animal bite cases, we work alongside law enforcement and veterinary clinics to better serve our community. We want to prevent the spread of diseases like rabies, so we provide education and consultation to animal owners and victims.
Why do we care about animal bites?
Rabies is a serious disease that is fatal without receiving timely treatment. The rabies virus can be spread through animal bites.
Did you find a bat in your house?
Reach out to your local humane officer or call us at (920) 448-6400. We can assess the risk level over the phone and direct you on the next steps to take.
|- Sharps Disposal Locations|
|The Brown County Sharps Dispposal Program accepts used sharps at over thirty sites across the county. Click this link for sharps collection sites Most of the sites are either pharmacies or hospitals. At these stations, users can pick up a sticker and pamphlet and dispose of their used sharps in puncture-proof containers such as empty detergent bottles or sharps containers. Program stickers must be attached to the container, and instructions followed that include securing the lid, wiping off residue, and placing the container in a plastic bag for delivery to the sharps collection site.
There is no fee to the public for using the program. The program is restricted to household users.
|- Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and Testing|
|Information about TB testing services/prices, commonly used forms, resources|
|- Well Water Testing|
|Private well users should test their water annually to be sure the well water is safe from harmful contaminants.|
|- Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWP)|
|Free Mammograms and Pap tests and follow up for low income, underinsured women|