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The Public Health Division works to prevent illnesses before they start, promote health opportunities for all, and protect the residents of St. Louis County. Our work is done through assessing the health and environments of individuals and communities, implementing educational programs, conducting research, and recommending policies that promote health.  

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission: The St. Louis County Public Health Division leads in public health practice through strategic partnering, data-driven decision-making, and results-based accountability. We work to assure that all residents of St. Louis County have the opportunity to thrive in a healthy, equitable and safe community. 

Our Vision: Advancing prevention strategies that promote healthy people and healthy communities. 

Our Values: The values we articulate and model set the foundation for our success as an organization. They communicate where we want to go and how we operate. These values underlie our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ. 

  • Collaboration 

  • Respect 

  • Accountability 

  • Forward thought 

  • Integrity 

Division Priorities

Improving health outcomes through: 

  • Utilizing a health equity lens.  

  • Strengthening partner organizations’ capacity and involvement.  

  • Applying evidence-informed/based public health practice.  

  • Maximizing resources from local, regional state, and federal syste3ms.  

  • Applying strategies from local, regional, state, and federal systems.  

  • Seeking out braided funding.  

  • Leading community-based strategic planning.  

  • Utilizing data driven decision-making.  

  • Advocating and supporting for policy and systems-level change.  

Services and Programs

The St. Louis County Public Health Division employs a variety of professionals who work diligently to care for St. Louis County residents across the spectrum of health. Much of this work takes important partnerships and collaborations with community partners. Public Health relies on these community partners to create a comprehensive system for prevention and health care for residents. St. Louis County Public Health values prevention and service delivery through innovation and regular quality improvement. A listing of current programs and services are listed along the left. Click each tab to learn more.  

Masks again recommended for all indoor, public places due to substantial transmission rates in St. Louis County

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St. Louis County is experiencing substantial transmission of COVID-19, which means everyone is recommended to again wear face masks in indoor, public places, regardless of vaccination status. Substantial transmission is defined by the CDC as 50 or more cases in a week per 100,000 residents. As of today, the case rate in St. Louis County has risen to 54.4 cases per 100,000 residents. 

Volunteers sought for Local Mental Health Advisory Council in northern St. Louis County

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St. Louis County is seeking several volunteers to serve on the Local Mental Health Advisory Council serving the northern part of the county. Ideal candidates include anyone with professional training related to mental health, or anyone who has lived experience - of their own or through a loved one.

Vaccine clinic offered Wednesday at Duluth's Mt. Royal Library

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St. Louis County Public Health will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations at the Mount Royal Library on Wednesday, June 16, from 3-6 p.m. The vaccines are free of charge. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be served based on vaccine availability. To register for this or any COVID-19 vaccine clinic offered by St. Louis County Public Health this week, visit stlouiscountymn.gov/vaccineregistration.


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