Bayfield County Health Department works with individuals, families, and organizations through a variety of programs and services to promote public health. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country or region of the world.
Bayfield County Health Department participates in many community coalitions and groups that support family health, such as the Bay Area Breastfeeding Coalition, Ashland Bayfield and Iron County Early Childhood Collaborative Council, Chequamegon Home Visiting Group, CHANGE Committee, and Early Head Start Advisory Committee, among others. Through collaborative effort with community partners, Bayfield County strives to create positive change on a community- and systems-level to address health issues impacting children and families.