Health Department

Public Service Center
250 S. 4th. Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2301

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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

To report a public health emergency, visit the Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations website.

Ebola Risk Remains Low

Read more information here

2015 Emergency Preparedness Training

February 24th at the Center for Changing Lives there is an annual Emergency Preparedness training. More information about the training and how to RSVP can be found here.

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 - Hmong (pdf), Home Care Guide - Somali (pdf), Home Care Guide - Spanish (pdf)

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.Flu Vaccination Info, Flu Information, Preparing for Pandemic Influenza

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 page has information and suggestions about how to prepare and care for yourself and your family before, during and after an incident or emergency; including a Family Emergency Plan aid available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish plus the Home Care Guide available in English, HmongSomali and Spanish. American Red Cross, ECHO (Emergency Community Health Outreach) - Health and safety information in many languages Minneapolis Emergency Preparedness, Plan 9 Everybody Ready Family Emergency Planning Booklet (pdf)

Community and Faith-based Organizations

Preparedness Tools:

Business Owners

Ready.gov has information to help businesses prepare for emergencies.

Video Resources

Building Community Resiliency:
COOP & Inclusive Planning for Community Based Organizations - Key Components to Community Resilience
(11:00 minutes) with closed captioning, with audio description

Other Resources

For more information on local, state and federal public health preparedness planning use the resources below. Hennepin County Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Minnesota Department of Health-Office of Emergency Preparedness, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Emergency Preparedness and Response

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Last updated Feb 11, 2015