The Public Health Council was created by 2003 Wisconsin Act 186 (Wis. Stat. §15.197(13) ). By statute, the Council’s purpose is to advise the Department of Health Services, the Governor, the Legislature and the public on progress in implementing the state’s 10-year public health plan and coordination of responses to public health emergencies.

This site provides access to information about the Public Health Council and its activities, including meeting schedules, agendas, and minutes. The site also provides information about the work of three Council committees: the Executive Committee, the Emergency Preparedness Committee, and the State Health Plan Quality Improvement Committee.

All materials related to the work of the Public Health Council, including Council progress reports and resolutions, can be accessed by selecting a topic in the sidebar to the left.


Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report (February 2014): Baseline data by topic for the HW2020 focus areas, and documentation of health disparities in Wisconsin populations and communities.

Council meeting agendas and minutes

Accreditation Basics (PDF, 233 KB) - Presentation to the Public Health Council (June 14, 2013)

Public Health Response to Douglas/Bayfield County Wildfires (PDF, 5.1 MB) - Presentation to the Public Health Council (June 14, 2013)

2012 Report to Governor Walker (June 2013) (PDF, 212 KB)   2012 Report Attachments (PDF, 1.09 MB)

2013 Policy Agenda: Three-Point Plan with High-Level Strategies (Policy Action Framework), May 16, 2013 (PDF, 42 KB) - State Health Plan Quality Improvement Committee 

State Health Plan Quality Improvement Committee: Charge from the Council; committee meetings and members; presentations and resources.

State Health Plan Quality Improvement Committee: Presentation on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity, June 1, 2012 (slides) (PDF, 2.4 MB)   


Questions? Please send inquiries to:
Policy Section
Office of Policy and Practice Alignment
Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services