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