Rina McManus, Director
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health provides a diverse range of services as it carries out its mission to improve, protect and promote public health. We do this through our federal and state mandates to:
• prevent the spread of disease,
• protect against environmental hazards,
• prevent injuries,
• promote and encourage healthy behaviors,
• plan and respond to health emergencies, and
• assure the quality and accessibility of health services.
As a government unit that serves the City of Saint Paul and the other cities within the county, Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health is one of the largest local public health departments in the State of Minnesota. The origin of the current department lies in the appointment of the first public health officer in the City of Saint Paul in 1854. The Saint Paul and Ramsey County public health departments merged through a joint powers agreement in 1997. Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health is a member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Local Public Health Association of Minnesota.
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