Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Anoka County Public Health Emergency Preparedness is responsible for coordinating, planning, and communicating with the community to understand potential threats and effective responses to public health emergencies. These threats, whether natural or man-made, have driven the need for local public health departments to prepare responses to a wide variety of events. Many disasters can pose significant physical, psychological, and environmental health risks.

What does Anoka County Public Health Emergency Preparedness do?

-    Respond to public health emergencies, such as an infectious disease outbreak. 

-    Organize and provide vaccines and medications to the community in an emergency.

-    Share information and provide resources to community members to help them plan ahead. 

Anoka County communicates with partners regularly to make sure we work together during a crisis. Our partners include emergency management, hospitals, healthcare, behavioral health, emergency medical services, law enforcement, fire services, public works, government administrations, elected officials, volunteer organizations, and the private sector.

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How can you Be Prepared?

  1. Build a Kit
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Get Involved

An Emergency Kit should help take care of you and your family for at least 3 days during an emergency.

A kit does not need to be made all at once. You can pick up an item or two each time you are at the store and build your kit when you have time to make it a family or group activity.

For more information on the benefits of having an emergency kit and for a detailed list of items to include, visit