New Southwest Suburban Health Department Aims to Improve Health and Well-being in Greenfield and West Allis

Health departments in West Allis and Greenfield to merge

The merger of the health departments of Greenfield and West Allis has been announced. This new department, known as the Southwest Suburban Health Department, will serve both cities for a period of five years.

Both Greenfield and West Allis Common Councils approved the creation of this joint department through an intergovernmental agreement. Funding for the Southwest Suburban Health Department will be shared between the two cities, with additional support coming from grants from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services.

Dan Devine, mayor of West Allis, believes that this merger will allow for a more strategic and effective approach to serving the communities of both cities. By combining resources, the new department will be able to provide more robust services to the public, including improved efficiency and communication.

The Southwest Suburban Health Department aims to improve the health and well-being of residents through education, disease prevention, and promoting diversity, connection, and partnership. Michael Neitzke, mayor of Greenfield, expressed his excitement for the introduction of the new department and emphasized that it will streamline the delivery of health services to all residents.

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