For the City Times
MADISON –Today Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) announced that she has been named a Friend of Public Health by the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) and Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA).
In response, Rep. Shankland released the following statement:
“I’m honored to be named a Friend of Public Health by the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards and Wisconsin Public Health Association, and I appreciate everything they do to advocate for policies that improve the health of our communities. Everyone deserves access to clean drinking water, air, and affordable quality healthcare, and I am committed to continuing my work in the legislature to strengthen our public health.”
Rep. Shankland is being recognized for authoring legislation to expand access to clean drinking water and create a new program to test private wells, as well as her cosponsorship of legislation to invest in communicable disease prevention during the 2017-2019 budget cycle. WPHA and WALHDAB represent over 1,200 public health professionals in communities across Wisconsin, striving to prevent, promote, and protect the citizens of the state. WPHA and WALHDAB actively engage in legislative advocacy and are committed to promoting a healthy population and workforce.