315707371_506165514883202_1590288035499072821_nBeginning in January 2024, Rock County Wisconsin Public Health Department will have a regular presence at Beloit Public Library. This first-of-its-kind partnership will provide the Greater Beloit Community with direct access to public health resources and information through twice-weekly office hours.

The intent of the partnership is to maintain a physical presence in the southern part of Rock County, help connect residents to public health programs and services, and engage the community in collaborative planning for new initiatives. People who visit RCPH at the library will meet a variety of staff, including Environmental Health Specialists, Public Health Nurses, and Public Health Strategists, to name a few.

Health Officer and Health Department Director, Katrina Harwood, says “We are looking forward to this partnership as a way to create stronger relationships with the community and other service providers in the area.”

“This partnership with Rock County Public Health is another opportunity for Beloit residents to receive the resources and expertise they need, at the times they need it, and in a highly accessible and efficient way. We appreciate the faith that Rock County has placed in BPL, and we look forward to working together with them,” says Nick Dimassis, Beloit Public Library Director.

Residents can speak to RCPH team members on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. During these hours, staff can be found in the co-working space on the first floor of the library or circulating throughout the library. Direct services such as vaccinations will not be offered at the library, but residents can access well water test kits from staff.

Rock County Public Health Department serves Rock County residents by improving population health outcomes and removing barriers through community partnerships to provide everyone the opportunity to reach their full health potential. Visit the Rock County Public Health Department website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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