Public Health Emergency Preparedness
To report a public health emergency, vist the Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations website.
Home Care Guide
The Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support 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.
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.
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.
ECHO (Emergency Community Health Outreach) - Health and safety information in many languages
Community and Faith-based Organizations
- Emergency Preparedness Guide for Community Based Organizations (Word)
- 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.
Last updated May. 20, 2013