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
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Our stories: A healthier community

Protecting our Family: Gregory’s Journey to Healthier Living in Minneapolis Through Radon Awareness

After his home tested high for radon levels, Gregory Wheeler called the City of Minneapolis to help keep his family safe and healthy.

Together, we can build healthier communities through radon education and mitigation.

Learn more about radon and how to get a low-cost test kit

Go solar today

One of the City’s goals in the Climate Equity Plan is to increase the use of solar in our communities. Since 2017, more than 1,700 homes have gone solar in Minneapolis. The City hopes to increase that number to 15,000 by 2032.

To help community members explore solar options and compare companies, we're partnering with EnergySage , a one-stop shop for consumers to find reputable solar installation companies in your area.

Find a solar installation company in your area on the EnergySage website

Read more about the program


How the City helps remove lead in homes

The Minneapolis Health Department’s Lead and Healthy Homes team helps reduce the risk for lead exposure in homes throughout the city. This is the story of Kosar Mohamed who applied for and received City grant funds to help address lead hazards in his home.

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