Public Health

The purpose of the Public Health Emergency Coordinators (PHEC) is to provide leadership and to assure a coordinated approach to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from an all-hazard event or incident with public health implications in the Twin Cities metropolitan region.

The vision of PHEC is to sustain our regionally coordinated system for an all-hazard event/incident with public health implications. The components of the system include the following:

  • Member agencies and community partners are prepared;
  • Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Local Public Health (LPH) roles and responsibilities are clearly defined;
  • Public health staff and volunteers are ready to respond;
  • Public health emergency preparedness duties are integrated into member agencies’ core functions and are sustainable; and
  • Member agencies demonstrate capability to respond.


PHEC Members

Anoka County
Anoka County Community Health & Environmental Services Department
Emergency Preparedness
2100 Third Avenue
Anoka, MN  55303-2264

City of Bloomington
Public Health Department
1900 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55431-3095

Carver County
Carver County Public Health Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55381

Dakota County
Dakota County Public Health Department
Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Avenue West
Apple Valley, MN  55124

Hennepin County
Hennepin County Public Health
300 South Sixth Street, MC-W770
Minneapolis, MN  55487

City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis Health Department
250 South 4th Street – Room 510
Minneapolis, MN  55415-1372


Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Health
Emergency Preparedness and Response
625 N. Robert St.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975

Ramsey County
Emergency Preparedness
St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health
90 West Plato Blvd., Ste. 200
St. Paul, MN 55107

Scott County
Scott County Public Health
Marschall Road Transit Station
1615 Weston Court
Shakopee, MN  55379

University of Minnesota
Academic Health Center
Office of Emergency Response
C315 Mayo Memorial Building
MMC 263
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455

Washington County
Washington County Department of Public Health & Environment
14949 62nd St N
Stillwater, MN 55082