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.
Community Health Improvement Plan Overview
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.