North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan 

The North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) identifies the health priorities of the North Shore Health Department and the seven communities in the North Shore. The current health priorities were identified through community listening sessions and by reviewing health data from various sources, including the bi-annual Community Health Survey. The health priorities for the 2014-2019 CHIP cycle are communicable disease prevention and control, chronic disease prevention and management, physical activity, and mental health.

North Shore Community Health Assessment (CHA)

CHAs are a step in the community health improvement process, where health needs and issues are identified through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. Next steps include determining health priorities in partnership with the community, and then developing policies and programs to address the identified needs.

North Shore Health Department Annual Report 

The Annual Report provides an overview of the many programs and services that protect and promote the health and safety of North Shore residents. The Health Department’s scope extends from our daily work investigating communicable disease cases to our outreach in building partnerships with parents, providers, and schools that foster mental health and resiliency among our youth.

Access the 2016 Annual Report

North Shore Community Health Survey 

The North Shore Community Health Survey provides data on behavioral data, lifestyle habits, and the prevalence of risk factors and disease conditions among North Shore residents. The survey and summary data are collected by JKV Research for Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Columbia St. Mary’s Health System, Froedtert Health and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. This work is done in partnership with the North Shore Health Department and the University of Wisconsin Center for Urban Population Health. 

North Shore Health Department Strategic Plan 2016-2019

The North Shore Health Department’s strategic plan provides an ambitious roadmap for us to work towards excellence in public health. We look forward to the challenge of implementing this plan and impacting the health and quality of life of people who live, work, and visit the North Shore.

North Shore Heroin, Opioid and Prescription Drug Information and Resource Guide, February, 2017
Given the alarming increase in overdoses and overdose deaths due to heroin, fentanyl, and abuse of prescription medications, community agencies including the North Shore Health Department saw a need to collect information and resources for citizens in our communities. In February, 2017, the first Information and Resource Guide was released.

Protect Our Children From Lead, A Pediatric Healthcare Providers Toolkit
The North Shore Health Department Childhood Lead  Poisoning Prevention Toolkit for Providers was created for healthcare professionals as a reference guide for wellness care and prevention for infants and children who may be at risk for lead exposure. 

Lead Levels in Children Fact Sheet

What You Should Know

What You Can Do