About Us

Public Health

he mission of Bad River Health Department is to protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury. 

Public health focuses on the health of populations. It is the improvement of the health of the total community. Public health helps promote health and prevent disease foe the entire population groups. ​ This is done by working with individuals, families, communities, and/or systems. While most nurses care for one patient at a time, community/public health nurses care for entire populations. ​ By working with whole communities, community health nurses are able to educate people about health issues, improve community health and safety, and increase access to care. ​ Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or recurring while clinical professionals like doctors and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured. ​ A large part of public health is promoting healthcare equity, quality, and accessibility.  

Bad River Public Health department plays an important role in the prevention, detection, surveillance and controlling the spread of disease. Public Health Nursing investigates and follows up on all reportable communicable disease and disease outbreaks in Bad River. We provide current information on specific communicable diseases. To Report a communicable disease please call 715-682-7133  

Community Health Representative (CHR)

CHRP is a unique community-based outreach program, staffed by a cadre of well-trained, medically-guided, tribal and Native community people who provide a variety of health services within AI/AN communities.The CHR is a unique concept for providing health care, health promotion, and disease prevention services. 

Learn more about the CHRP here

Contact Us


Call: (715) 682-7133

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00a-4:30p

Closed Daily For Lunch: 12:00-1:00p

Community Health Nurses

Pam, BSN, RN - Supervisor

Community Health Representatives



The mission of the BRHWC is to protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury. Registered nurses and Community Health Representatives (CHR’s) are available at the BRHWC for information and referral.

Some typical duties a CHR might perform 

Responsibilities of a CHR How can you receive "PHN" or "CHR" services? 

PHN or CHR services flyer