Greenfield and West Allis Unite to Form Southwest Suburban Health Department for Improved Health Services

West Allis and Greenfield will combine health departments

The City of Greenfield and the City of West Allis have announced that their health departments will be combined to form the Southwest Suburban Health Department. This new organization will serve both cities for a period of five years.

The merger between the Greenfield Health Department and the West Allis Health Department will allow for increased efficiency, better communication, and more robust services for the public within these jurisdictions. An intergovernmental agreement has been approved by the Greenfield and West Allis Common Councils to establish this new department. It will be jointly funded by both cities and will also receive grants from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services.

Dan Devine, mayor of West Allis, expressed his excitement about the collaborative relationship between the two departments and the creation of the Southwest Suburban Health Department. Similarly, Michael Neitzke, mayor of Greenfield, highlighted the streamlined and focused delivery of community and environmental health services that will be offered to all residents served by the new department.

The mission of the Southwest Suburban Health Department is to improve the health and wellbeing of Wisconsinites through education and disease prevention, while promoting diversity, connection, and partnership. By combining resources and expertise from both departments, this new organization aims to provide a higher level of care to all residents within its jurisdiction.

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