About

Dane County Map

Who We Are

We're the local health department for Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin. With a staff of more than 250 people, we serve over 560,000 people in more than 60 cities, villages, and towns.

Our Vision

Healthy People. Healthy Places.

Our Mission

Working with the community to enhance, protect, and promote the health of the environment and the well-being of all people.


Executive Leadership Team

Our leadership team works with the Board of Health to provide oversight and guidance.

Janel Heinrich, MPH, MA
Director – Public Health Madison & Dane County

Bonnie Armstrong, MPH/EH, RS
Director – Environmental Health Division

Kate Austin Stanford, MPH, MPA
Director – Operations Division

Carl Meyer, MPH
Director – Community Health Division

Aurielle Smith, MPH
Director – Policy, Planning & Evaluation Division


What We Do

Our work breaks down into three main categories:

Learn More

Past Annual Reports


You Are Welcome Here

We strive to treat everyone equally and respectfully. That means we provide services regardless of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Gender/gender expression
  • Ability
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship
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