Contact Us: Emergency Preparedness & Response
The Emergency Preparedness & Response section of the Health Partnerships Division coordinates preparedness activities and assists Minnesota Department of Health staff, local public health agencies, hospitals, health care organizations, tribes and public safety officials in their efforts to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies.
- Public Health and Health Care Emergency Preparedness in Minnesota
Overview of the first decade of preparedness, including projects and funding.
- Public Health Preparedness Consultants
Map and list showing PHPC coverage across Minnesota.
- Health Coalitions
Health care working together to improve health preparedness and response in our communities.
- Epidemiology Consultants
Field services epidemiologists in greater Minnesota.
- Public Health Nursing Consultants (PDF: 1 page)
Office of Performance Improvement public health nurse consultants.
The joint MDH – HSEM (Homeland Security and Emergency Management, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety) is a requirement of both agencies federal funding agencies; the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). MDH and HSEM must establish and maintain advisory committees of senior officials from governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in homeland security, health care, public health, and behavioral health to help integrate preparedness efforts across jurisdictions and to maximize funding streams. This will enable HPP, PHEP and HSEM programs to better coordinate with relevant public health, emergency management, health care, and preparedness programs.
Meetings of the Senior Advisory Committee are held twice a year (February and September, although subject to change).
Next meeting: September 25, 2017- 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.For more information, contact Mickey Scullard, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-201-5705