Current Health Topics
City of Racine Health Department
Needle Exchange ProgramThe City of Racine Health Department is now operating a Needle Exchange Programin an attempt to combat the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C infections in the community.Click HERE for more information about the Program and what we offer.
Do you need information about how to dispose of other sharps? Click here.Do you need information about where to get low cost needles for diabetics? Click here.
Samuel Myers Park RestorationHave you noticed some changes happening at Samuel Myers Park in Racine, nearGateway Technical College? Want to know what's going on? Check out this articlefrom our own Laboratory Director, Dr. Julie Kinzelman, in the latest issue of the RAMAC Business Quarterly! Click HERE, and flip to page 10 to read all about it.
Racine County Medical Reserve CorpsDo you want to volunteer and help improve the disaster readiness of Racine County?The Racine County Medical Reserve Corps is seeking volunteers to join its unit.Click HERE for more information on what the MRC does, and how you can join.
A VIDEO ABOUT OUR CHILD DEATH REVIEW TEAM
Hello, I'm Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Racine's Public Health Administrator. Welcome to the City of Racine Health Department website. Our objective is to serve you and promote a healthy community in Racine.Check this site for information on health issues, plus resources to keep your family, home, business, and the community safe. We offer informative documents that you can open on your computer or print for easy reference; many are available in Spanish or other languages.
One way to promote a healthy community is by providing recreational opportunities such as a visit to the beach. North Beach is one of Racine's two Lake Michigan bathing beaches. It was the first Blue Wave Certified beach in Wisconsin and the second on the Great Lakes, holding that honor continuously since 2004. North Beach has been recognized elsewhere as well, including as one of the "Top 7 Urban Beaches in the Midwest" and "25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots" by Midwest Living Magazine.
Other recreational opportunities in the community include: