Greenfield and West Allis Merge Health Departments for Improved Health Services

Health departments in West Allis and Greenfield to merge

The merger of the health departments of Greenfield and West Allis has been announced. The newly formed Southwest Suburban Health Department will serve both cities for five years and will operate under the umbrella of the City of Greenfield and West Allis. Funding for the department will be provided mutually by both cities, as well as 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.

The Southwest Suburban Health Department’s focus will be on improving the health and well-being of residents through education, disease prevention, promoting diversity, connection, and partnership. 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.

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