Uniting for Better Health: The Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

In a collaborative effort to improve public health services for the communities of West Allis and Greenfield, the Greenfield Health Department and West Allis Health Department have merged to form the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. The merger aims to streamline and focus the delivery of community and environmental health services, as announced in a press release on March 27.

Both cities’ common councils have approved the merger, establishing a unified entity to deliver more efficient and comprehensive public health services. The new department will be governed by an intergovernmental agreement for a five-year term, with a joint board of health overseeing its operations. Funding for the department will be provided by both cities and state health grants.

Mayor Dan Devine of West Allis highlighted the collaborative history between the two departments, expressing his excitement about formalizing their approach through the new department. He believes it will allow them to strategically and effectively meet the needs of their residents in a more streamlined manner.

Similarly, Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke emphasized that merging the public health departments is an important step towards improving public health services in the region through cooperation and shared resources. He expressed his confidence that this move will lead to better outcomes for all residents served by the department.

In a collaborative effort to improve public health services for the communities of West Allis and Greenfield, the Greenfield Health Department and West Allis Health Department have merged to form the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. The merger aims to streamline and focus the delivery of community and environmental health services, as announced in a…

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