Florence County Health Department
Florence County, Wisconsin
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Board of Health
According to the Public Health Law Center (2021) Public Health has been defined as “organized community efforts aimed at the
prevention of disease and the promotion of health.” The governing body for the Florence County Health Department is the local
board of health. Local boards of health act as the administrative body whose members are appointed or elected to lead, guide,
and oversee the delivery of services and activities provided by public health in the community. The following, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021) are:
Review public health regulations.
Recommend public health policies;
Recommend community public health priorities;
Recommend health department priorities;
Propose public health regulations;
Collaborate with health departments for strategic plans;
Collaborate with health departments to establish priorities;
Ensure that a community health assessment is completed;
Revise public health regulations; and
Establish community public health priorities.
The Board of Health meets generally every month on the third Wednesday. If you are interested in attending virtually, please
call Sara at 715-528-4837. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted on the Florence County website.
Meet our current Board of Health Members for Florence County:
Back Left: Sherry Johnson
Back Center: Susan Theer (Board Chair)
Back Right: Charles Kelstrom
Sitting Left: Carolyn Lemanski
Sitting Right: Dr. Erin DePrekel
Not Pictured: Chad Hedmark & Cindy Kmecheck
Contact Information for the Board of Health: 501 Lake Avenue, P.O. Box 410, Florence, WI 54121.