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To apply for student internships, field experience and clinical placements in public health: First read our guidelines here to find out if you are eligible. If you are eligible, then you may apply online here.
February is American Heart Month
Getting active is one of Life’s Simple 7® steps the American Heart Association recommends to protect yourself from or control heart disease. The good news is 80 percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. Find out more about preventing a heart attack and Life’s Simple 7® steps to prevent heart disease.
- February family health tip: Establish good oral hygiene habits at an early age to improve overall health for a lifetime.
- February senior health tip: Take special precautions in winter weather to stay warm and safe.
- Prepare to drive safely this winter: Find out what you should do.
- Flu shots given through February at the Public Health Center: Get the days and times.
- Healthy communities - Updates:
- Healthy behaviors - For your information:
- Mobile apps are available to help you address suicide prevention, bullying prevention, underage drinking prevention and behavioral health following a disaster. Go to "Mobile resources to support behavioral health" for the link to these free apps.
- Public Health helped Bloomington schools overcome challenges of aiding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention in a changing community.
These reports keep track of our community's health and help us make plans for promoting, protecting and improving the health of people in our community.
Division of Public Health annual reports
VEAP Food Program Survey
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2012-2015
- The Community Health Improvement Plan was developed through a joint effort of the cities of Bloomington, Edina, Minneapolis and Richfield and Hennepin County. The Plan includes a joint Community Health Assessment, vision and guiding principles, strategic health issues and goals, stakeholder engagement and planning, and additional resources and tools. Read the Community Health Improvement Plan.
Community Food Assessment for the Cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield
Community Health Assessment
2015 Population Profiles
2013-2014 Youth Health Updates
Minnesota Student Survey data for Bloomington, Edina and Richfield
2010-2011 Community Readiness Survey results
2006-2010 Maternal and Child Health Reports
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control
- American Public Health Association
- Public Health Law Center
- National Institutes of Health
- To report an emergency: Call 911.
- If you are ill: Contact your health care provider.
- If you are a physician reporting an infectious disease: Call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
- Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations contact information