Public Health

The Chisago County Community Health Board and Public Health

To protect and enhance the health of our community through data, education, evidence-based prevention strategies, partnerships and the promotion of health equity.
To serve as a leader and partner to achieve optimal health for our community
Team work, Trust, Honesty, Respect, Stewardship 

Who we are

The Chisago County Public Health Division is located in the Health and Human Services Building in North Branch, MN. Our division is currently made up of 20 staff members. Public Health serves all of Chisago County, whether that be through our community health work, or individual clients. There are many programs that Public Health has to offer the community such as, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Child and Teen Check-up (C& TC), Follow-along, Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), Emergency Preparedness, and Immunization Services. The Public Health Division is responsible for protecting the public from health threats, educating about health issues, providing health solutions, and advancing community health. We strive to be a leader in improving the overall health and well-being of our community.

Our Responsibilities

Chisago County Public Health is guided by the Ten Essential Public Health Services. These Ten Essential Public Health Services are applied to the role of public health structures nationally, as well as through state, local, and tribal public health governance.

The Local Public Health Act outlines the shared public health responsibilities of the state and local governments in Minnesota and

  • Establishes accountability for funding on statewide initiatives
  • Provides guidelines for assessment and planning
  • Requires documented progress toward the achievement of statewide goals
  • Assigns oversight of the statewide system to the commissioner of health