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What is Public Health?

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play.

While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.

From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco.

Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries, and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy, and giving science-based solutions to problems. Public health saves money, improves our quality of life, helps children thrive, and reduces human suffering.

-From the American Public Health Association


In the event of an urgent public health concern such as a Category I reportable communicable disease or other non-routine, urgent nuisance concerns such as odor or noise issues:

  • During our regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., please call Waupaca County Health Services Division at 715-258-6300 and ask to speak to a public health nurse.
  • Outside of our regular business hours (evenings, weekends, holidays) please call the Waupaca County Command Center at 715-258-4466 and ask to speak to an on-call public health nurse.
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Phone: 715-258-6300
Fax: 715-258-6409 

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Our Mission

To work and connect with the community to promote and protect the health of the environment and the wellness of our residents and guests.

Our Vision


Safe, healthy, and connected communities.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Accessibility
  • Professionalism
  • Knowledge

Downloads

2017 Waupaca County Community Health Assessment

Public Health Brochure

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