The Western Wisconsin Public Health Readiness Consortia (WWPHRC) is a regional consortia consisting of 9 local public health agencies and 1 tribal health agency, including Polk County. Established in 2003 with funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, our purpose is to help our members develop local capacity to effectively respond to all types of health emergencies including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters. We do this through networking, coordinating, standardizing, and centralizing our resources and planning efforts among our members.

WWPHRC's mission is to protect the health and safety of the citizens living in the jurisdictions of the member agencies by supporting and promoting the professional development of individual and organizational members in terms of public health preparedness.

WWPHRC can also support members in:

  • Public Health Accreditation
  • Agency Strategic Planning
  • Performance Management Planning
  • Quality Improvement Planning

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