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Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health

photo: Pa Nyia Vang and Commissioner Rettman

Ramsey County Public Health Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Ramsey County Public Health Awards, which were presented at the April 7 meeting of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners. The awardees were selected for the honor based on their exceptional contributions to improving the health of individuals, families and communities in the county. The 2015 winners are:

  • Pa Nyia Vang, of Saint Paul, for her work in the Hmong community providing education and support to families with children who have special health care needs.
  • Urban Roots for cultivating youth leaders to connect with community members to grow fresh produce, promote organic practices, and the cooking and eating of healthy foods.
  • Saint Paul Public Housing Agency for its work to address health disparities by fostering a culture of health through multiple initiatives at its 20 residential communities.
  • Twin Cities Mobile Market, a program of the Wilder Foundation, for their work to improve health outcomes by bringing healthy, affordable food to underserved neighborhoods.

To view photos of the awards presentation

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Walk to Stop Sexual Violence is April 26

The “Out of Darkness Into the Light” annual walk to stop sexual violence will take place Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Anderson Center, on the Hamline University campus in Saint Paul. The walk, which honors survivors of sexual violence, is sponsored by SOS Sexual Violence Services and Hamline University. Advance registration is requested. The first 100 people to register will receive a free T-shirt. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

To register: Call 651.266.1000 or email with your name, number of participants and tshirt sizes.

For more information SOS Sexual Violence Services

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Yard Waste Sites Now Open

Ramsey County’s yard waste collection sites are now open for the regular season. Hours for all sites are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular season hours will run through November 30, weather permitting.

Yard waste informational videos: English | Spanish | Hmong | Somali

For more information on yard waste collection sites

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County Offers Prescription Discount Program
Ramsey County is partnering with a free national discount prescription savings program that could save residents money on medications and health care costs. The Coast2Coast Rx Card Program offers savings on medications, dental, vision, and hearing services; plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members. The program also offers discounts on pet prescriptions and veterinary services. The RX Card is free and available to any County resident, regardless of income, age or health status.

For more information on Coast2Coast Rx Card ProgramNews Release (pdf) | Poster (pdf) 

Contact Information:
DURING Regular Office Hours  (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

  • If you need information about Public Health programs in Ramsey County or want to report a natural or human-caused emergency that may have serious public health consequences, call 651.266.2400.
  • If you need police, fire or medical personnel to respond, call 911.
  • If you are ill, contact your health care provider. 
  • If you are a physician calling to report an infectious disease, please call 651.201.5414 or 1.877.676.5414. 

AFTER Regular Office Hours  (After 4:30 pm on weekdays, all-day Saturday, Sunday and holidays)

  • If you are ill, contact your health care provider.
  • If you need police, fire or medical personnel to respond, call 911.
  • To report a natural or human-caused emergency that may have serious public health consequences AFTER regular business hours, call 911.