Public Health Emergency Preparedness
How to Prepare for an Emergency
Individual and Family Preparedness
Public health is involved in planning for a wide range of public health emergencies including seasonal, pandemic and avian flu, bioterrorism and anthrax.
Our Home Care Guide (below) has information and suggestions about how to prepare and care for yourself and your family before, during and after an incident or emergency.
Home Care Guide
The Minneapolis Health Department has developed this guide to share information and suggestions about how to prepare and care for yourself and your family before, during and after an emergency. This guide helps explain how to care for a sick person at home and when to call for medical advice or assistance.
|Home Care Guide - English (pdf)||Home Care Guide - Somali (pdf)||Home Care Guide - Hmong (pdf)|
Family Emergency Planning
The Minneapolis Department of Health has this one-page aid to help your family be prepared for an incident or emergency. This aid provides possible suggestions about information you might want to include in a family disaster plan. It is not all inclusive and should be modified to suit your individual or family needs. Remember to keep your contact information up to date.
Community and Faith-based Organizations
- Emergency Preparedness Guide for Community Based Organizations (PDF)
Ready.gov has information to help businesses prepare for emergencies.
For more information on local, state and federal public health preparedness planning use the resources below.
Public Health Emergency
Visit the Minnesota Department of Health's website for more information on how to report a possible public health emergency.
If this is a life-threatening emergency call 911.
Seasonal Flu Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine as soon as they are available this fall.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated Aug 16, 2018