What we do

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

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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Who we are

Minneapolis is a vibrant city with a diverse population of nearly 430,000 residents. We have wide-ranging opportunities for:

  • Physical activity, social gathering, rest and relaxation

Minneapolis is an active city with recreational and cultural offerings including:

  • Festivals, parades, sporting events and special events
  • Lakes, creeks, and parks
  • Music, museums, art and theaters
  • Shopping, hotels, bars and restaurants

How we work

Our values provide the foundation for the work we do and how we work:

  • Together as a department
  • Within city government
  • With the community.

Our values inspire and challenge us, setting forth the principles to which we hold ourselves accountable:

  • Invest in a healthier and more equitable community
  • Exercise leadership in public health
  • Practice continuous improvement
  • Protect from harm

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




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