Minneapolis Health Department

We protect the environment, prevent disease and injury and promote healthy behaviors.

What we do

We seek to create a city that is a healthy place to live, work and play.

Our programs include: 

  • Community violence prevention and opioid response
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability
  • Food, lodging and pools
  • Healthy living and food security
  • Lead hazard control and healthy homes
  • Maternal and child heath and school-based clinics
nurse administering a shot to a patient

Our stories: A healthier community

Green Cost Share Program

The Minneapolis Health Department is working hard to build a more climate resilient City. The Green Cost Share Program provides financial assistance to help community members complete an energy efficiency, solar, and air pollution reduction projects.

Programs like this are helping to build a better tomorrow in our city.

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Learn more about the Green Cost Share Program 



Back to school: Update your child's vaccines

The pandemic created a barrier for parents to keep their children up to date with their vaccines.

Many families got off track on their yearly schedule of visiting their family provider, so many fell behind.

We are encouraging all parents to review their child’s vaccines with their family provider to make sure their immunizations are up to date.

Vaccine data 

In Minneapolis:

  • Nearly 40% of kids are not up to date on their childhood vaccines.
  • Approximately 60% of teenagers are not up to date on their adolescent vaccines.
  • Minneapolis kids are well below the target set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for starting measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines.
    • The CDC wants 95% of kids to have their first shot by kindergarten, but only 71% of Minneapolis kids from birth to 4 years old have had their first measles shot.
      • Only 72% of kids ages 5-9 are up to date on their measles shots and only 60% of 4-year-olds have received their first shot.



Public Health Advisory Committee

This group advises the City Council on issues that affect the health of residents.

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415