Health & Human Services - Public Health

Public Health Division

The work of Beltrami County Health and Human Services Public Health Division revolves around the National Public Health Theme "Prevent. Promote. Protect." As we focus on fulfilling the Minnesota Department of Health's six areas of public health responsibility:

1. Assure an adequate local public health infrastructure

2. Promote healthy communities and healthy behaviors

3. Prevent the spread of infectious disease

4. Protect against environmental health hazards

5. Prepare for and respond to disasters, assist communities in recovery

6. Assure the quality and accessibility of health services

The Public Health Division oversees the following:

Home Health Care -  Administer a Class A License Medicare certified home health care program.

WIC - Women, Infants, & Children -   Nutrition education program.

Immunization Clinic  -  Immunizations are available for infants, children, and adults.

Maternal and Child Health Family Home Visiting  -  Visits to pregnant women, infants and children for assessment, education, support and referral for community resources.

Child & Teen Checkups - Child and Teen Checkups outreach and follow-up for children  0-21 years who are eligible for  Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care.

Car Seat Education - Child passenger Safety Technicians instruct on proper use of and assist with installation of car seats for infants and children.

PrimeWest - A Medicaid-managed health plan serving 13 rural counties in Minnesota.  The plan was created to respond to the specific needs of their low-income residents.

Public Health Preparedness - Planning with community partners for coordinated emergency response to natural and man-made disasters.

For information about Economic Assistance/MA benefits visit ApplyMN and the MN Dept of Human Services