Minnesota's Pandemic Preparedness
Minnesota's Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) agency leads overall pandemic planning for the state. MDH is the lead technical agency for human health issues.
Minnesota; State Agency Planning Resources
The Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management division of the Department of Public Safety offers these resources to help state agencies with their pandemic planning, including the avian influenza supplement to the Minnesota Emergency Operations Plan (MEOP). Attention: Non-MDH link
- DNR: Avian Influenza, Wild Birds, Hunting, and Bird Feeders
The Department of Natural Resources is monitoring the Avian H5N1 situation in wild animals. Attention: Non-MDH link
The MDH Pandemic Influenza Plan focuses on the human health aspects of pandemic influenza. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is charged with coordinating the many Minnesota state agencies and organizations, including but not limited to MDH, who will play a role in responding to pandemic.
- Minnesota Pandemic
Influenza Summit - December 14, 2005
Governor Pawlenty was joined by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, CDC Director Julie Gerberding, and other officials at the Minnesota Pandemic Influenza Summit on December 14, 2005.