The Division of Public Health is in the process of completing our next State Health Assessment (2020-2025). An important piece of this process is assessing Wisconsin’s public health system, which includes any partner, group, or agency that may deliver any of the 10 essential public health services, also listed below.

The 10 Essential Public Health Services describe the public health activities that all communities should undertake:

  1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  8. Assure competent public and personal health care workforce
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems

Pediatricians need to weigh in on this assessment!  Please complete a 10-15 minute survey that asks about the work you do that may align with the 10 essential services.  Your responses will help us identify a more comprehensive picture of health in Wisconsin.

The survey will remain open until May 15. If  you have any questions, please contact Sharon Fleischfresser, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director of the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program at