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WHAT DOES PUBLIC HEALTH DO? Core public health functions are those activities that lay the groundwork for healthy communities.  They protect us from diseases and injury we cannot prevent alone, and help us change behaviors which could cause us harm.  Core functions do not happen in doctors' offices -they provide us with a healthy community to keep us out of doctors' offices.

  • Prevents Epidemics
  • Protects the Environment, Workplaces, Housing, Food and Water
  • Promotes Healthy Behavior
  • Monitors the Health Condition of the Population
  • Mobilizes Communities for Action
  • Responds to Disasters
  • Assures that Medical Services are High Quality and Necessary
  • Trains Specialists in Investigating and Preventing Diseases
  • Develops Policies to Promote Health

Manitowoc County Health Department Core Values

Diversity . . .the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation

Evidence-based . . . the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions

Partnership  . . . the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest

Prevention-based  . . .to work to prevent problems before they occur, rather than waiting to intervene once it happens

Teamwork  . . .cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause

Trust  . . .reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety of a person or thing; confidence


2013 Health Department Annual Report

2014 Health Department Annual Report


Public Health is everywhere, working for you.

Mission: To Protect and Promote the Health of Manitowoc County in Partnership with our Community.

Vision: Better Choices, Better Health

1028 South 9th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
P: 920-683-4155
F: 920-683-4156

Monday 8:30 am to 5:00pm

Tuesday - Friday  8:30am to 4:30pm

After hours emergency call 920-683-4200

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