Public Health

Duties & Responsibilities


The mission and purpose of Nicollet County Public Health is to promote, protect, and preserve the health of county residents by offering:
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Public Health Education


The public is invited to contact Public Health to learn more about:
  • Promoting healthy communities and healthy behaviors
  • Preventing the spread of infectious disease
  • Preparing for and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery
  • Assuring the quality and accessibility of healthy services
  • Maintaining an adequate local public health infrastructure

Reporting Health Illnesses & Emergencies


If you are ill, contact your health care provider. To report an emergency, call 911.

Reporting Natural or Man-Made Emergencies


To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have serious public health consequences for the community, call the Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations at 651-201-5735.
 

Reporting Infectious Diseases


Physicians reporting an infectious diseases, call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.

Reporting Foodborne Illness


To report a Foodborne Illness call the Brown-Nicollet Environmental Health office at: 
507-934-4140 or the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-366-3455.


April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes.
   



                                       


*information taken from the autism organization website at   https://www.autism-society.org/what-is/