New Southwest Suburban Health Department Launches with the Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

Greenfield and West Allis health departments to consolidate

The merger of the Greenfield Health Department and the West Allis Health Department has resulted in the formation of the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. This unification aims to offer more efficient and comprehensive public health services to the communities of West Allis and Greenfield.

The creation of this entity was approved by both cities’ common councils, leading to a joint approach to public health services that will be overseen by a board of health. Funding for the department will come from both cities as well as state health grants.

Mayor Dan Devine of West Allis highlighted the benefits of formalizing their mutual approach through this merger, emphasizing the long-standing collaboration between the two departments. Meanwhile, Mayor Michael Neitzke of Greenfield echoed these sentiments, stating that this streamlined and focused delivery of community and environmental health services will enable all residents to receive high-quality care.

The Southwest Suburban Health Department will operate under an intergovernmental agreement for a five-year term, during which it aims to deliver a more strategic and effective approach to meeting the needs of its communities.

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