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Promoting Health and Safety, Preventing Illness and Protecting our Communities

Wright County Public Health has been protecting, maintaining, and improving the health of county residents since 1951. Public Health provides a broad range of health services to individuals, families and communities to promote health and prevent illness.

200 Volunteers Needed -- Free Lunch Provided!
On Friday, June 26th, over 100 staff from six Public Health departments will exercise their ability to dispense medication to the public in  association with the statewide emergency preparedness drill "Operation Ground Hog Day."

It is the responsibility of Public Health to be able to quickly dispense antibiotics to the public when time is critical. Volunteer actors are needed to go through our medicine dispensing site and pick-up fake antibiotics multiple times. We are recruiting adult volunteers to test how efficiently our staff can do this. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. To ensure timely registration, please sign the waiver and bring it with the day of the drill. They will be available the day of the exercise for those unable to pre-sign. 

Event Details:
Where: St. Michael-Albertville High School - 5800 Jamison Avenue NE, St. Michael, MN 55376
(Please enter through Main Entrance, Door A)
When: June 26th, 2015
What Time:
  • 11:15 AM - Arrive for lunch.
  • 11:45 AM - Participate in brief training.
  • 12:00 PM - Go through the mock clinic several times to receive fake antibiotics.
  •  2:00 PM  - Drill ends.

By registering you are stating that you are 18 years or older and understand that you must be able to transport yourself and move unassisted through a large high school gym. Register Today!

Services Provided

Child & Family Services
Wright County Public Health offers services to improve the lives of children and families, making it easier to find resources, determine needs, and access appropriate services.

Child Passenger Safety
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians offer training and education on proper use and installation of all types of car seats to ensure children are safe while traveling in a vehicle.

Disease Prevention & Control
Wright County Public Health plays an important role in promoting healthy behaviors in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. 

Emergency Preparedness
Wright County Public Health staff stay connected at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure the community is prepared for an emergency.

Environmental Health
Wright County Public Health is available to answer questions, provide resources, investigate complaints, and take appropriate action to ensure the overall health of the environment. We also sell radon and well-testing kits.
 
Family Home Visiting
Family Home Visiting provides assessment, teaching, counseling and resources to promote the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting families.

Family Planning Program
The Wright County Family Planning Program provides education, support, resources, and counseling regarding family planning, sexuality, sexually transmitted infections, and birth control methods.

Helpful Community Resources
View helpful resources and links to services that may benefit community members.  

Senior Services
Resource lists and links to various services available to seniors throughout Wright County.

Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)

Wright County Public Health is improving the overall health of parents, children, the community by increasing physical activity, decreasing obesity, and decreasing tobacco use and smoke exposure.
 
Trainings
Wright County Public Health offers training on various topics, including; Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), Medication Administration, Children & Restraint Systems (C.A.R.S), Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Settings, and more. Visit the calendar for a full description of the training.  

Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Van
The WOW Van travels throughout the county to provide teaching, guidance, support, screenings, and immunizations.

Be a part of Public Health
Public Health Task Force
We are looking for members of the community to join the Wright County Public Health Task Force which serves as a community Advisory Committee to Public Health; if you are interested, please complete the Public Health Task Force Application and follow the submission process. 

CodeRED Emergency Alert System
Wright County has adopted a new rapid emergency notification system that will distribute messages via telephone to targeted areas or county wide if an emergency arises. It is important that county residents register their contact information or they may not be notified in an emergency. For more information, read the September 15th, 2014 News Release. Registration is free, confidential, and easy. Stay informed and register today!
  
Community Events & Health Fair Requests

Collaboration with our community plays a key role in reaching the entire population in order to promote healthy behaviors, offer resources, and prevent the spread of disease. If you would like Wright County Public Health to attend your event, please follow the instructions on the Community Event Request Form. We look forward to working with you! 

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