Greenfield and West Allis Join Forces to Create Joint Health Department for Five Years

Health departments in West Allis and Greenfield to merge

The joint health departments of Greenfield and West Allis have announced their merger, creating the Southwest Suburban Health Department. This new department will serve both cities for a term of five years, with funding coming from both cities and grants from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services.

The creation of this joint department was approved by the Greenfield and West Allis Common Councils through an intergovernmental agreement. According to Dan Devine, mayor of West Allis, 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.

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

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