The City of Minneapolis Health Department is one of 10 charter departments established in the City Charter in 1867.
The City of Minneapolis has a long history in public health. The Minneapolis Board of Health (later called the Minneapolis Health Department and then the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support) was formed in 1867 immediately following the incorporation of the City of Minneapolis. The department performed a variety of functions including infectious disease surveillance and control; water, food and veterinary inspections; garbage removal; vital records; and laboratory services.
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Urban Health Agenda
Our vision for the future of urban health looks beyond health care. Government and community organizations work together to make our wider environments safer, healthier, and more equitable.Learn More
Health Equity Tool
Together with Human Impact Partners, we created an Equity Lens Tool for health officials and their staffs to use in the context of COVID-related decision making.View Tool
Views from the Big Cities: Chicago and Minneapolis
Experts from Chicago and Minneapolis discuss their strategies for mitigating the spread of COVID-19.