Welcome to the Bayfield County Health Department. It is our responsibility to protect the health of our residents through a wide variety of programs and services. From Community Health to Environmental Health and Emergency Management, we provide a full array of prevention, inspection, licensure, health, safety, and wellness promotion services.


What's New this Week:

DHS Releases New Vectorborne Disease Toolkit

In August the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released a new informational toolkit covering vectorborne diseases.   The purpose for the toolkit is to provide information to local governments, health departments, and citizens of Wisconsin to prepare for and respond to vectorborne diseases.   The toolkit focuses on practical guidance, strategies and useful reference materials related to vectorborne diseases in Wisconsin.  

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Community Health Improvement Plan
This process includes identifying local factors causing health concerns, recognizing community assets and resources, and mobilizing community resources to improve the health of residents. A community health improvement plan, while targeting local health priorities, is often linked to state and national health priorities. This plan includes statistics on health status, community health needs, and studies of health problems.

Bayfield County Community Health Improvement Plan
Historically, Ashland and Bayfield counties have completed their community health improvement plans (CHIP) together. Ashland and Bayfield counties are very similar - they are both rural counties and demographically comparable. The 2005-2009 CHIP for Ashland and Bayfield counties focused on four areas: 

     ◦ Mental health and related issues 
     ◦ Appropriate nutrition, physical activity, and prevention of obesity 
     ◦ Tobacco use 
     ◦ Environmental health, water quality, and solid waste 

After implementing strategies identified in the previous plan for these health focus areas, and evaluation was completed to help measure the effectiveness of the previous initiative. 

Click here to view the final version of the Community Health Improvement Plan.