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Mission Statement


Shawano-Menominee Health Department Achieves National Public Health Accreditation!

Find the SMCHD on PHAB's Accreditation Map!

What do we do in Public Health?

Public health protects and improves the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection, and control of infectious diseases of an entire popoulation.

Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, administering services and conducting research. Public health also works to equalize the quality of health and health care for everyone in the community.

Our vision is "Healthy People in Healthy Shawano and Menominee Counties".

Our mission is to "Assure the health of Shawano and Menominee Counties by promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing illness and disability, and protecting communities".

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Would you like to read the 2014 Community Health Assessment? Check it out here!
Beat the Heat

Officials from Shawano and Menominee Emergency Management and Public Health urge residents to “Beat the Heat.” Most at risk for heat-related illnesses are the elderly, people with physical or mental health conditions, as well as infants, children and outdoor workers.

Use these tips to help keep cool this summer:
  • Drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic fluids. Increase fluid intake even if you are not thirsty.
  • Avoid strenuous activities. This is particularly true during the hottest time of the day. Individuals who perform strenuous work during the heat of the day are especially at risk.
  • Never leave pets or people, especially children and infants, unattended in cars during a heat wave.
If symptoms of heat-related illness occur, cool the body as soon as possible and call 9-1-1!

To view the full press release, follow the link here.

Interim Health Officer/Director Public Health Judith Sengstock, BSN, RN
Phone: (715) 526-4808
Fax: (715) 524-5792
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311 N Main St
Shawano, WI 54166

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Shawano and Menominee County
Emergency after hours number:
Shawano County Sheriff's Dept - (715)526-3111


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