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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 575,000 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.

Our Core Values

We are grounded in our core values:

  • Health is a Human Right
  • Science
  • Health and Racial Equity
  • Relationships
  • Stewardship

Executive Leadership Team

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

  • Janel Heinrich, MPH, MA
    Director and Health Officer – 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:

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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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