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

2023 City Tree Sale

Thank you, Minneapolis for another successful City tree sale!

The 2,000 trees sold will help increase the City’s tree canopy, provide shade, lower energy bills and increase property values.

Even though this year’s lottery is over, we’ll have another one next year. 

Learn more about our program

Local Public Health Heroes

Congratulations to our Local Public Health Heroes.

They play a key role in raising awareness and prevention, while transforming and strengthening the lives of those who live, work and visit our city.

Award Recipients

  • Abdirahman Warsame, Generation Hope executive director
  • Child Friendly Cities Executive Team
  • J. DeVon Nolen, Food justice activist/organizer and facilitator
  • Pastor Jalilia Abdul-Brown, Change Starts with Community
  • Phitz Nantharath, Public health champion and community leader
  • Rebecca Polston, Roots Community Birth Center owner and director
  • Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship

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