"Government has great responsibilities for public safety and public
health, for civil rights and common schools…..America is at its best
when personal responsibility is valued and expected."
||President George W. Bush
Inaugural Address, January 20, 2001.
The overall mission of public health
is to fulfill society's interest in assuring the conditions in which people
can be healthy. Your city health department works to accomplish this mission
by: 1) diagnosing and investigating health problems and hazards; 2) linking
people to needed personal health services and assuring the provision of health
care when it is unavailable; 3) informing and educating the public about health
issues; 4) monitoring the health status in the community to identify health
problems and needs; and 5) enforcing laws, rules, and regulations that protect
the public's health and safety. The Department of Health and Family Services
has determined the Menasha Health Department to be a Level 3 health department
(highest level) capable of providing all necessary services to meet the needs
of its residents.
The Menasha Health Department has three main program areas to meet the needs
of the residents in Menasha. The Public Health Director oversees the operations
in the health department and at the Menasha Senior Center. A brief summary
of each program follows:
Public Health Program
Monitors the health status of the community which
includes communicable disease control.
School Health Program
school health services to students and staff.
Environmental Health Program
and controls human health hazards through a variety of inspection services.
Offers a wide variety of activities and health education/screening services
for the 55 and older population.
| Mission Statement
The mission of the Menasha Health Department is to promote public health,
protect consumers, and encourage a high standard of environmental health
in response to the needs of the community and school district.