A Nationally Accredited Health Department Since 2017

In 2014, the Winnebago County Health Department adopted a Strategic Plan that provides the mission, values, and goals that drive the work of the organization. WCHD updates the plan annually to ensure it advances WCHD’s vision of healthy people in a healthy community that promotes health equity.

2025 Strategic Plan


Healthy people in a healthy community that promotes health equity.


Prevent disease, promote health, and engage the community to ensure the health of Winnebago County


Responsive, Community Resource, Expertise, Collaboration


1. Focus on Core Public Health
2. Develop and Enhance Systems to Support Core Public Health
3. Advance a Culture of Quality

3 Health Priorities

The Winnebago County Health Departments works to assess the health of the entire community. With input and engagement from the community and our partners, WCHD completes a community health assessment (CHA) and community health improvement plan (CHIP), also known as the IPLAN. This guides WCHD in identifying priorities and the actions needed to improve the overall health of the community.

Currently, the three Health Priorities identified are:

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