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Public Health

COVID-19 response

Hennepin County Public Health is working round the clock to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the county's main COVID-19 web page for updates.

For more information on COVID-19, you may also visit the websites for MDH and CDC.

Hennepin County Public Health works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them be healthy.

The department is accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Achieving PHAB accreditation means the department meets a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused, and evidence-based standards.

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Public Health employs people with diverse skills and backgrounds. Find Public Health job openings.

Public health clinicals

We host students enrolled in a public health discipline: nursing, advanced practice nursing, physician assistant, community health worker, environmental health, and dietetics. Email your request to be hosted to


Public Health hosts students who are enrolled in an academic program which requires an internship. To intern with us, email your request to


We also have volunteer opportunities. To learn more, email

High school students

We do outreach to high school students and to others who may be interested in the public health field. To learn more, email

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