A lot happens in your hometown each day you might not know about – like testing for contagious diseases like tuberculosis and screening for children's health problems and providing immunizations, as well as teaching wellness and healthy behaviors. Your local health unit also protects you and your family, making sure that heating and air conditioning and plumbing in new buildings are safe. It’s all happening at your local health unit.
Many of our services are provided at the local level through a statewide service network. Our public health workforce is working every day to promote prevention services and to defend against threats to the public’s health. "Keeping Your Hometown Healthy" is more than a slogan for us.