The Office of Policy and Practice Alignment has a primary responsibility to build partnerships and to provide leadership and support through the development and recommendations of statewide policy related to the Wisconsin public health system.

Major functions

  • Statewide development and implementation of program practices and policies related to community health and prevention
  • Communicable disease and preparedness
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Emergency medical services
  • Primary care services
  • Public health planning and information

Additional functions

  • Developing federal grant applications and overall coordinating of the Prevention Block Grant
  • Evaluating existing and proposed legislative proposals
  • Ensuring that quality emergency medical care, primary health care and public health programs and services are available for the citizens and visitors of Wisconsin