|- Beach Monitoring|
|The Environmental Health Laboratory Technicians test Brown County beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day to ensure the health and safety of swimmers.|
|- Beyond Health -AND- 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|
|The Environmental Health Unit licenses and inspects the safety of businesses of Brown County, including:
|- Car Seat Program|
|Brown County Public Health partners with the Center for Childhood Safety with funding from the Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation and Safety (BOTS). Assistance is available for families who are unable to purchase a car seat at full price. The Center for Childhood Safety has appointments available to get all children's car seats checked by certified Car Seat Technicians. This free service is available for all residents of Brown County.|
|- 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|
|The Brown County Public Health (BCPH) Hearing and Vision Program focuses on early detection of hearing and vision concerns for students within Brown County public and parochial schools.|
|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.
|- Online Payments|
|Pay your licensing fees and lab service costs.|
|- 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|
|When it comes to animal bite cases, we work alongside law enforcement and veterinary clinics to better serve our community. To prevent the spread of diseases like rabies, we provide education and consultation to animal owners and bite victims.|
|- Sharps Disposal Locations|
|The Brown County Sharps Dispposal Program accepts used sharps at over thirty sites across the county. Please see the list of locations below. 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.
*List last revised 3/30/2021
|- Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and Testing|
|Information about TB testing services/prices, commonly used forms, resources|
|- Well Water Testing|
|The Environmental Health Lab provides well water testing services, including screening for:
|- Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWP)|
|Free Mammograms and Pap tests and follow up for low income, underinsured women|