As a local health department, we work to protect and promote the health of those who live, learn, work and play in our community. Our activities are guided by state statutes, rules and national standards. In December 2023, the MCHD was officially designated as a Level III health department. Level III health departments meet the highest level of standards identified in Wisconsin state statute and rule.
Learn more about local public health requirements and the guiding frameworks for Public Health:
Wisconsin Required Services for Local Health Departments
Public Health 3.0
10 Essential Services
Foundational Public Health Services
A thriving community supporting better choices and health for all.
To protect and promote the health of Manitowoc County in partnership with our community.
At Manitowoc County Health Department we commit to guiding our decisions, behaviors and relationships by these values: Evidence-based, Diversity, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, Excellence.
The Manitowoc County Health Department is led by the Health Director/Health Officer who oversees about 21 employees including the Health Educator and Community Health Strategist positions.
4 support staff positions, including bilingual staff, are led by a Business Manager.
The WIC program is managed by the WIC Director who oversees 2 Nutritionists and an Eligibility Specialist.
A Public Health Technician and 5 public health nurses are supervised by the Public Health Nurse Manager.
2 Environmental Sanitarians are led by the Environmental Health Manager.
The Health Department is advised by a Board of Health.
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