Greenfield and West Allis Unite for a More Effective Health Department: Introducing the Southwest Suburban Health Department

Health departments in West Allis and Greenfield to merge

The cities of Greenfield and West Allis have recently announced the merger of their health departments. The newly formed Southwest Suburban Health Department will serve both cities for a five-year term, with funding provided jointly by the two cities and grants from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services.

The Greenfield Health Department and the West Allis Health Department will now operate under the umbrella of the Southwest Suburban Health Department, which was approved by both Common Councils through an intergovernmental agreement.

According to Mayor Dan Devine 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, promoting diversity, connection and partnership.

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