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The Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) is the statewide organization of board of health members and health department administrators providing a unified forum for public health leadership development, advocacy, education, and forging of community partnerships for the improvement of public health at a local level.


Upcoming Events

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WPHA-WALHDAB 2015 Annual Conference

May 19-21, 2015

Kalahari Resort

Wisconsin Dells, WI





Community Health Improvement in Action

WALHDAB 2014-2016 Strategic Plan

2013-2014 WPHA-WALHDAB Legislative Grid

Assembly and Senate Directories (2013-2014)

County Health Rankings

Employment Opportunities

Public Health Sanitarian - Department of Health Services (Sauk County) - Posted 8/20/2014

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Environmental Health Bureau Director -Department of Health Services - Posted 8/20/2014

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Human Services Director - Buffalo County - Posted 8/8/2014

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Public Health Nurse - Waukesha County - Posted 8/4/2014

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Regional CYSHCN Program Manager - Chippewa County - Posted 8/1/2014

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Nursing Practice Manager - Milwaukee Health Department - Posted 7/30/2014

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Public Health Planner - Portage Coumty - Posted 07/28/2014

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Public Health Nurse - Marathon County -Posted 07/25/2014

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Public Health Nurse - Part Time - Juneau County - Posted 07/22/14

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Save the Date: Mid-September 2014 Release of RFA: Community Health Improvement in Action to invite WI communities to join its Community of Practice as funded partners

August 26, 2014

To support long-term and consistent engagement in its Community of Practice, Community Health Improvement in Action (CHIA) will provide technical assistance and up to $2,000 to each of twenty funded-partner communities. The funding period is from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. A Request for Applications (RFA) will be available in mid-September, and applications will be due November 3, 2014. Learn more here.

Announcing the Community Health Improvement in Action Project

August 26, 2014

WALHDAB is pleased to introduce the Community Health Improvement in Action project, a new initiative to srengthen communities' capacity to implement and evaluate effective community health improvement activities. The 3-year project (Building the Infrastructure to Make Wisconsin the Healthiest State: Strengthening Community Health Improvement Implementation and Evaluation for Greater Impact)is funded by a $400,000 grant from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health through the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) from June 2014 through May 2017. Community Health Improvement in Action builds on the foundation laid by another of WALHDAB's current WPP-funded initiatives, the CHIPP Infrastructure Improvement Project, which will be ending this December. Learn more here.

Funding Opportunity: Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) Responsive - Call for Changemakers

July 3, 2014


HWPP is pleased to release a new funding opportunity, that has been guided by the 2014-2018 Five Year Plan.

The funding will support Wisconsin-based, multi-sector, community/MCW academic coalitions or networks to work together to translate public health data and evidence into actions to pursue grassroots policy, envionmental or systems change (changing the regulations, rules, priorities, protocols or practices within and across organizations and communities; changing the physical or material components of the community environment) that address the key determinants that most strongly influence health.

Successful projects will demonstrate an appropriate budget and timeframe for their proposed scope of work. Approximately $1M - $1.5M is available to support 4-6 projects.

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Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices

June 19, 2014


The Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices recently met on June 13, 2014. Find the notes from their meeting here, or watch for it in the next WALHDAB e-news.


CDC Chronic Disease Funding Opportunities
May 30, 2014


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released new funding opportunities for chronic disease.  Many existing community coalitions, programs, and efforts may be eligible.  Most proposals are due in July, with some opportunities requiring a letter of intent due in early June. 

Wisconsin Public Health Research Network Begins Recruitment for the Cross-Jurisdictional Shared Serivces Arrangements in Local Public Health Project

May 30, 2014-Updated Document July 3, 2014

The Wisconsin Public Health Research Network is pleased to announce that local health departments in Wisconsin are now being recruited to participate in the Cross-Jurisdictional Shared Service Arrangements in Local Public Health project.  Click here for more information.  Learn more!



Want to know the latest and greatest?  Join the Population Health Service Fellows’ blog!

 April 29, 2014

The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Blog is a venue used by Fellows to interact with each other and the public about a variety of new and cutting edge public health, equity, and social justice topics.  The blog provides posts from Fellows on subjects such as national voluntary accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the physical environment as a social determinant of health, reflections on conferences and annual meetings, sexual assault prevention, health equity, health literacy, reflections on Native American Heritage month from the Menominee Reservation, and Transgender 101.  The blog also highlights current and former Fellows as it shares the work accomplished over the course of the program as well as alumni updates.  Additionally, former and current preceptors and program staff are highlighted. Read more


Well City Milwaukee awards 10 companies

April 29, 2014

April 10, Wisconsin Health News

Well City Milwaukee recognized 10 companies Wednesday for improving the wellness of their employees during a ceremony hosted by Well City Milwaukee that also included presentations from officials urging the organizations to do more.  Read more


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