Public Health

Hennepin County Public Health works to improve and protect the health of people who live, learn, work or play in the county.

It promotes physical and mental health, prevents illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, reduces chronic diseases, and enhances the well-being of individuals with mental illnesses and serious emotional disturbances.

It 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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Jobs, public health clinicals, internships, and volunteering


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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