Dear Community Resident:
Welcome to the "Compass"... a WCHD newsletter intended to provide public health partners and the broader community with information on services and resources vital to reducing preventable disease and avoidable health care costs. Compass strives to highlight the path of evidence-based prevention strategies and promote good health as a shared responsibility between individual healthy choices and community / public policy support to improve health at all levels.
The logo of WCHD has been used consistently since it was developed in 1971, some 40 years ago. Using a little imagination, it is a stylized version of a "compass", supporting directions to good health, while also symbolizing the coming together (1970) of the County and City health departments into one organization to more completely and efficiently serve all of Winnebago County.
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J. Maichle Bacon
Public Health Administrator
Winnebago County Health Department