Public Health Emergency Preparedness
To report a public health emergency, visit the Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations website.
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)
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, Hmong, Somali 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
- Emergency Preparedness Guide for Community Based Organizations (Word)
- Emergency Preparedness Self-Assessment for Community Based Organizations
- Ready Set Go! Community Based Organization Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
- Ready Set Go! Faith Community Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
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. Hennepin County Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Minnesota Department of Health-Office of Emergency Preparedness, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Emergency Preparedness and Response
Last updated Feb. 20, 2014