About the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control (IDEPC) Division
Infectious diseases, from flu to smallpox, affect all of us at one time or another. Through the Infectious Disease Division (IDEPC), we monitor the occurrence of infectious diseases, develop strategies for preventing and controlling disease, and work to put those strategies into action.
- IDEPC Organizational Structure
Structure of the division.
- Map of Field Service Epidemiologists
Map of IDEPC field services epidemiologists and the regions of the state that each covers, along with contact information.
- Annual/Biennial Reports: IDEPC Division
Annual and biennial reports to about the work of IDEPC staff and partners. Our mission is to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans. In our division, we monitor the occurrence of infectious diseases, develop strategies for preventing and controlling disease, and work to put those strategies into action. All Minnesotans are served by the work of IDEPC.
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- Request for Proposal for Phlebotomy and Clinical Specimen Collection Master Contract
The State is seeking qualified vendors to provide phlebotomy and other clinical specimen collection services performed on an ad hoc basis on individuals or groups of individuals in non-health care settings.
Infectious Disease Information
- Diseases and Conditions
A list of diseases and conditions from the Minnesota Department of Health including those monitored by the IDEPC division.
- Infectious Disease Reporting
Find out which infectious diseases must be reported by law in Minnesota, who is required to report diseases, how each disease can be reported, and download the appropriate forms.
Reportable Diseases | Methods of Reporting | Persons Required to Report | Chronic Infections in Pregnant Patients | Clinical Materials | Reportable Disease Rule | Poster
- Annual Summary of Disease Activity: Disease Control Newsletter
MDH collects disease surveillance information on certain communicable diseases to determine disease impact, assess trends in disease occurrence, characterize affected populations, prioritize disease control efforts, and evaluate disease prevention strategies.
- Infectious Disease Reporting
- Infection Prevention and Control
Guidelines and information about preventing and controlling infectious disease transmission.
Guidelines | Healthcare-Associated Infections | Precautions | National Healthcare Safety Network | Personal Protective Equipment | Respiratory Protection Program | Infection Control Assessment and Response Program (ICAR)
Some people call them immunizations. Others call them vaccinations or shots. Whatever you call them, immunizations are one of the best weapons we have against a number of serious diseases.
Immunization: Me and My Family | Immunization: Schools and Child Care | Vaccine Preventable Diseases | Immunization Information for Health Care Providers | MIIC | Immunization Statistics
- Cover Your Cough
Stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick: Cover Your Cough
Frequently Asked Questions about Respiratory Etiquette | About Using Materials
- Hand Hygiene
Proper hand hygiene may eliminate nearly half of all cases of foodborne illness and significantly reduce the spread of the common cold and flu.
Soap and Water | Hand Sanitizer | Choosing and Using Soap | Why and When | Teaching Hand Hygiene | For Schools and Child Care | For Food Handlers | For Health Care Professionals | Posters and Print Materials
- Food Safety
Learn more about how food contamination occurs, so that you can prevent foodborne illness.
Clean & Separate | Cook & Chill | Storing & Preserving | Foodborne Illness | Cooking Away From Home | Specific Foods | Emergencies | Business | Teaching Food Safety | Irradiation and Pasteurization | Alerts and Recalls
- Injection Safety
Injection safety, or safe injection practices, refers to the measures taken to perform injections in the safest manner possible for patients, health care providers, and others.
- Syringe Access and Disposal
Information about the Minnesota law that allows pharmacies to sell a limited number of sterile syringes to people without a prescription, how to access sterile syringes, storage or destruction of needles, and the North American Syringe Exchange Network.
- Refugee and International Health
Minnesota's Refugee and International Health Program (RIHP) partners with local health departments, private health care providers, and community organizations to offer each new refugee arrival a comprehensive screening examination, appropriate follow-up or referral, and community-based health education.
- Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative
Issues like antibiotic stewardship require a collaborative effort across multiple disciplines. By using One Health-oriented communication, Minnesota’s public and professionals will have the awareness needed to think innovatively and responsibly about approaches to optimizing antibiotic use within each health field.