Policy and Legislation

PH Partners Legislation and Policy
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. Resources to support legislation and policy at the state and federal levels.

State of Wisconsin Blue Book
Blue Book contains a wealth of information befitting its status as the Almanac of Wisconsin State Government. The 2009-2010 Wisconsin Blue Book is comprised of 12 sections and almost 1,000 pages. To simplify viewing and facilitate access, it has been divided into segments corresponding to the table of contents. Pages in the Adobe .pdf format allow you to print a copy of the document in the same format and pagination as the original book.

What works for Health Programs and Policies to improve Public Health
This database, Policies and Programs to Improve Wisconsin's Health, is a summary of a wide scan of research to find evidence of effectiveness for policies and programs that address the multiple drivers of health that, in turn, affect our health outcomes. The database currently includes more than 360 policies and programs.

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
The Department of Regulation and Licensing and related professional boards protect the citizens of Wisconsin by ensuring the safe and competent practice of licensed professionals. We serve the public and the professionals we regulate by fairly administering education, experience, and examination requirements, setting professional practice standards, and ensuring compliance by enforcing occupational licensing laws.

Credential Look up
Look up those who have credentials.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
The Department of Public Instruction is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin.

School Nursing and Health Services Program
Programs and health information can be found here.

Wisconsin Primary Care Programs
Ddesignated shortage areas- Wisconsin consistently ranks as one of the top states for the percent of the population that has health insurance coverage, usually ranked in the top five states. However, there are many rural and urban communities around the state where there are shortages of primary care, dental care, and mental health providers, which means people are more likely to postpone seeking care, have to travel greater distances to get care, or have long waiting times before medical appointments. The Wisconsin Primary Care Program coordinates a number of these programs through partnerships with federal programs, other state programs, health care providers, clinics, local health departments, and organizations that work with underserved populations.

Wisconsin State Health Plan
Information on Healthy People 2010 and 2020 and implementation and evidence-based practice.

Healthiest WI 2010
This is the second Status Report from the Department of Health Services on progress in implementing the State Health Plan. The 2005 report serves as a midcourse review. It analyzes data to assess progress toward achieving the 11 health priorities in the Plan, and summarizes key Department activities and issues for each of the health priorities and the five infrastructure priorities.

Healthiest WI 2020
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer represents the third decade of statewide community health improvement planning that is designed to benefit the health of everyone in Wisconsin and the communities in which we live, play, work, and learn. Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 declares a bold vision: Everyone Living Better, Longer, which reflects the plan’s twin goals: improve health across the life span, and eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. The plan’s mission is to assure conditions in which people can be healthy, and members of healthy, safe, and resilient families and communities.

Wisconsin State Legislature
Find information about the Wisconsin legislature.

Wisconsin Laws and Statutes
Can search by specific statute number, word or phrase, or index.