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Vision, Mission and Values 

Since 1867, the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) has served the residents of the city of Milwaukee, seeking to improve and protect the health of all who live, work, and play within the city. Although most of the department’s programs and interventions have changed, over 150 years later the department remains steadfast in this mission.


Living your best life, Milwaukee.


Advance the health and equity of Milwaukeeans through science, innovation, and leadership.  


Innovation: We believe in nurturing creativity and new ideas that challenge us to do our everyday work better.

Equity: We acknowledge historic and current injustices in our community and strive to cultivate an environment where everyone in our community has equal opportunity to be healthy.   

Collaboration: We convene community members, partners, and elected officials to meet the needs of our community.

Courage: We take strategic risk and bold initiative to advocate for and prioritize the needs of our community.

Accountability: We act with transparency and integrity to advance the health of Milwaukee.

Quality: We continuously improve and adapt to create sustainable and positive health outcomes.

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