Public Health

The Chisago County Community Health Board and Public Health

Mission
Promotes a safe environment, prevents disease, protects and enhances the health or our community.
Vision
We work in partnership to make a difference for the people in Chisago County communities with a commitment to excellence.
Values
Team Work * Trust * Honesty * Respect * Integrity * Stewardship

Who we are

The Chisago County Public Health Division is located in the Health and Human Services Building in North Branch, MN. Our division is currently made up of 20 staff members. Public Health serves all of Chisago County, whether that be through our community health work, or individual clients. There are many programs that Public Health has to offer the community such as, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Child and Teen Check-up (C& TC), Follow-along, Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), Emergency Preparedness, and Immunization Services. The Public Health Division is responsible for protecting the public from health threats, educating about health issues, providing health solutions, and advancing community health. We strive to be a leader in improving the overall health and well-being of our community.

Our Responsibilities

Chisago County Public Health is guided by the Ten Essential Public Health Services. These Ten Essential Public Health Services are applied to the role of public health structures nationally, as well as through state, local, and tribal public health governance.

The Local Public Health Act outlines the shared public health responsibilities of the state and local governments in Minnesota and

  • Establishes accountability for funding on statewide initiatives
  • Provides guidelines for assessment and planning
  • Requires documented progress toward the achievement of statewide goals
  • Assigns oversight of the statewide system to the commissioner of health

Who to Call…

  • If you suspect a food-related illness call 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455)
  • To report a restaurant or lodging related health concern call 651-201-5414 or 1-800-676-5414
  • For financial assistance call 651-213-5200 or 651-213-5600
  • For MnSure questions call 651-213-5705
  • For radon testing kits call Chisago County Environmental Services at 651-213-8372
  • To obtain a well water testing kit call 651-213-5600