OEP Mission/Vision

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Mission

The mission of the Office of Emergency Preparedness is to strengthen response systems to minimize death, disability and suffering from health emergencies.

To accomplish this mission, we will:

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to protect the health of Minnesotans in emergencies;
  • Establish baseline response expectations and reporting mechanisms to assure response readiness;
  • Measure and evaluate response and recovery effectiveness, identify program gaps, and implement improvement actions;
  • Assure capacity to manage communication before, during, and after a health emergency;
  • Plan, implement, and manage programs that include training and exercises to enhance the efforts of health responders to prevent death and disability in emergencies; and
  • Develop and manage systems to support the effective use of MDH staff and health volunteers in an emergency.

Vision

All public health and health care partners will have the knowledge, plans, and tools to respond to public health emergencies.

We value:

  • Collaboration with all our partners including:  public health, health care, government, business, community organizations and others; 
  • Establish baseline response expectations and reporting mechanisms to assure response readiness;
  • Service to our co-workers and the people of Minnesota;
  • Solving problems through persistence and innovation;
  • Accountability to ourselves and our partners;
  • Respect for our work and each other; and
  • Wide-ranging curiosity, expertise of others and the enjoyment in one’s job and the workplace.


Updated Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 10:37AM