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Use the Dunn County Resource Guide

Health Dunn Right Logo
February 1, 2024

County staffer Kaitlin Ingle steps you through using the that was compiled by Health Dunn Right. 

Give your opinion on health issues in Dunn County

December 20, 2023

There will be two virtual events in January in which the Dunn County Health Department will reveal the results of the recent health survey in the county, and where they will solicit your input on county health issues  To participate in the virtual sessions, register in advance at or use the QR code in the graphic poster

Avian Influenza confirmed in Barron County

December 4, 2023

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Barron County


Contact: Neal Patten, Public Information Officer, (608) 440-0294

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
(DATCP) has identified a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial
flock in Barron County.

Winter walking program at the Rassbach Museum

Walking Program Flyer
November 8, 2023

Health Dunn Right is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic System and the Dunn County Historical Society to offer a winter walking program at the Rassbach Museum this winter. 

“The program is all about encouraging our community to stay active during the winter months. Staying active supports both mental and physical health.” – Kaitlin Ingle, Chronic Disease Prevention Action Team.

Walking Program Info:

Dunn County Fentanyl awareness campaign

October 25, 2023

The Dunn County Health Department is running an opioid overdose awareness campaign to share more about the risks of Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a dangerous drug often mixed with other drugs that aren’t prescribed by your doctor, making them cheaper and more addictive. Even a tiny amount of Fentanyl can lead to a deadly overdose.

Community Conversations - The Future of Health Care


Community Conversations - The Future of Health Care

September 29, 2023

This was a very interesting talk about health care, with specific information about Mayo and the Red Cedar clinic and hospital in Menomonie. The slide deck for the talk is attached below. 

WisCommunity will livestream this Community Conversation on Sept. 30 at Noon. The meeting will take place at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road in Menomonie. 

Dunn County: Sharps Containers & Disposal

health department logo
September 26, 2023

Dunn County Wisconsin, September 26, 2023–

The Dunn County Health Department will begin
distributing sharps containers that can be returned for proper disposal. There will be a limited number
of 1 gallon sharps disposal containers available to the community for free. This project has been fully
funded by the Community Foundation of Dunn County.

HSHS and Prevea system outages mostly resolved

frustrated computer user

HSHS CEO provides update on cybersecurity breach

September 13, 2023

According to a recent update from HSHS, they have restored connectivity to their EPIC software and are now fully functional and trying to finish bringing all of their remaining systems online. They are again accepting appointments and their patient portal is operating. 

Help Report And Manage Chronic Wasting Disease

CWD collection station
September 1, 2023

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to help report and manage Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) this fall.

CWD is a contagious, fatal neurological disease that affects the nervous system of deer, elk, moose and caribou. It belongs to the family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) or prion diseases.

Health survey for Dunn, Eau Claire, and Chippewa Counties - Please Respond!

August 10, 2023

Calling all residents of Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire counties! A partnership of local organizations is seeking opinions from people who live and work in the Chippewa Valley to help guide future community health improvements.