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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!

Press Releases:

Health officials urge caution during heat advisory - cooling centers open

June 29, 2018 - Officials from Shawano and Menominee Emergency Management and Public Health urge residents to protect themselves from heat-related illness. Temperatures will rise into the lower to middle 90s today and middle to upper 90s on Saturday. Heat indices will reach 100 to 105 degrees during the afternoon and early evening hours both days.

Public Cooling Centers will be open at the following sites:
Menominee County Courthouse
W3269 Courthouse Lane, Keshena
Lower Level
Friday, June 29, noon – 4:30 p.m.

Shawano County Courthouse
311 N. Main Street, Shawano
Lower Level, Rooms B and C
Friday, June 29, noon – 4:30 p.m.

Shawano County Library
128 S Sawyer St, Shawano WI 54166
Friday, June 29, 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, 8:00 a.m. - noon

Health Officer/Director Public Health Vicki Dantoin, MSN, 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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