Minnesota

Minnesota
At a Glance
  • State Population: 5,611,179
  • Local Health Departments: 51
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Tornadoes, Flooding, Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations: 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic; 2018: Super Bowl LII; 2017: Measles
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2021: $11,559,800
    FY 2020: $11,235,645
  • CDC Crisis Response Funding: COVID-19
    FY 2021: $33,984,032
    FY 2020: $10,048,124
PHEP-Funded Staff
  • Epidemiologists: 2
  • Laboratorians: 8
  • Health Professionals: 2
  • CDC Preparedness Field Staff: 1
  • Other*: 26

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Distribution
  2. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  3. Community Preparedness
  4. Emergency Operations Coordination
  5. Volunteer Management
Stories from the Field
Minnesota Measles
Containing a Measles Outbreak in Minnesota

In 2017, a measles outbreak infected over 80 people in and around Minneapolis. With the help of PHEP, epidemiologists and home visitors investigated new cases and counseled potential cases throughout the course of the event.

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Page last reviewed: January 19, 2022, 12:45 PM