Minneapolis Health Department

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

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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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Shining a light on new opportunities

Minneapolis Health Department offers free solar training

Taking on a new career path can be exciting but costly at the same time. So, when TK Kimbi heard about a free training opportunity in solar careers with the Minneapolis Health Department, he jumped all over it.

“It’s not coming out of my pocket,” said TK. “I can learn new skills without a financial strain. Once I’m certified, I have the potential for on-the-job paid training, an opportunity I would not have without the City’s program.”

About the program

The Green Careers Exploration Program offers education, awareness and training. It focuses on environmentally friendly jobs. It’s geared towards BIPOC youth and young adults in Minneapolis.  

Now in its third year, the Health Department program has served more than 100 members of the community ages 17 to 40. They’ve all participated in the two-week solar training.

“I feel it’s definitely rewarding and provides a strong sense of contribution to a community where I come from,” said Markeeta Keyes, Green Careers Exploration manager. “It makes my work purposeful knowing that I’m helping others find a path forward.”

City support

Quiqui Cooper recently, a recent participant, says the City played a key role in him choosing a solar career. “Without the City’s Green Career Program, many people in my community would not have this type of opportunity. We would be way behind the eight-ball compared with others.” 

“We must make intentional strides right now to protect our planet, and the Green Careers Exploration Program does just that,” said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. “This program connects diverse youth to a variety of green careers and the energy industry in general, opening doors for these students to make a positive impact on the resiliency of our environment for generations to come.”

The next training will take place in early 2023. 


People learning about solar panels.

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