Waushara County Health News

Public health is all about protecting and improving the health of the community.  While doctors treat people that are sick, the focus of public health is to prevent people from getting sick. Public health professionals use education, policy making and research to make our communities the healthiest they can be. 

Some examples of the many fields of public health are:

• Public health nurses and physicians         

• Scientists and researchers

• Occupational health & safety

• Nutritionists

• First responders

• Community Planners

• Sanitarians

• Social workers

• Restaurant inspectors

• Public policy makers

You can find out more about Public Health at our free Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

During the open house, visitors can meet the staff and learn more about the many services and programs offered through the Health Department, Veterans’ Ser-vices and Emergency Medical Services. There will also be interactive displays, snacks and cookies, free giveaways and grand prize drawings. 

The Waushara County Health Department is located at 230 W. Park Street, Wautoma.