Western UP Health Department

Leading The Community Toward Better Health

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In addition to providing services which prevent illness and disease, Western UP Health Department is responsible for monitoring and tracking the health of the communities we serve. This practice, known as Communicable Disease Surveillance, is one of the core functions of public health entities. We gather information from schools, physicians, and laboratories to determine who is getting sick, what is making them sick, and how we can use information gathered to prevent the further spread of illness.