PUBLIC HEALTH


Kanabec County Community Health and Welia Health offer additional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Kanabec County Community Health and Welia Health are currently scheduling appointments for Thursday, May 13th. Call to schedule by phone at 320-679-6417, Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm or schedule online using the links below

WALK-INS WELCOME!

Thursday, May 13th, 10:00am - 4:30p - Pfizer
Schedule your appointment online: CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 13th, 3:00p - 4:30p - Johnson & Johnson
Schedule your appointment online: CLICK HERE

*Please call Ph.320-679-6321 or email: kanabeccountycommunityhealth@gmail.com for cancellations. 


Who’s eligible for the vaccine?

As of Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - Minnesotans 16+ older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Note: Providers have been directed to prioritize people in the first of these phases, which includes Minnesotans with specific underlying health conditions; food processing plant workers; and Minnesotans with rare conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk of severe illness.


Kanabec County Community Health
905 East Forest Avenue, Suite 127
Mora, MN 55051
Ph. 320.679.6330   Fax 320.679.6333
Director: Kathy Burski email
Family Health Supervisor: Ashley Berg, PHN, RN email
Public Health Nurse Supervisor: Farrah Gajewski, RN email

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Mission
To promote a healthy and safe community for those who live, work, learn and play in Kanabec County.

Our Commitment
Local Public Health Act – Minn. Stat. § 145A

Areas of Public Health Responsibility

Assure an Adequate Local Public Health Infrastructure
This area of public health responsibility describes aspects of the public health infrastructure that are essential to a well-functioning public health system – including assessment, planning, and policy development. This includes those components of the infrastructure that are required by law for community health boards. It also includes activities that assure the diversity of public health services and prevents the deterioration of the public health system.

Promote Healthy Communities and Healthy Behaviors
This area of public health responsibility includes activities to promote positive health behaviors and the prevention of adverse health behaviors – in all populations across the lifespan in the areas of alcohol, arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular/stroke, diabetes, health aging, HIV/AIDS, Infant, child, and adolescent growth and development, injury, mental health, nutrition, oral/dental health, drug use, physical activity, pregnancy and birth, STDs/STIs, tobacco, unintended pregnancies, and violence. It also includes activities that enhance the overall health of communities.

Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease
This area of responsibility focuses on infectious diseases that are spread person to person, as opposed to diseases that are initially transmitted through the environment (e.g., through food, water, vectors and/or animals). It also includes the public health department activities to detect acute and communicable diseases, assure the reporting of communicable diseases, prevent the transmission of disease (including immunizations), and implement control measures during communicable disease outbreaks.

Reporting Infectious Disease
If you are a healthcare provider and need to report an infectious disease, please call the 24/7 Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.  If you want more information on disease reporting guidelines, visit the infectious disease reporting section of the Minnesota Department website.

Protect Against Environmental Health Hazards
This area of responsibility includes aspects of the environment that pose risks to human health (broadly defined as any risk emerging from the environment), but does not include injuries. This area also summarizes activities that identify and mitigate environmental risks, including foodborne and waterborne diseases and public health nuisances.

Prepare for and Respond to Disasters, and Assist Communities in Recovery
This area of responsibility includes activities that prepare public health to respond to disasters and assist communities in responding to and recovering from disasters.

Assure the Quality and Accessibility of Health Services
This area of responsibility includes activities to assess health care capacity and assure access to health care. It also includes activities relate to the identification and reduction of barriers to health services. It describes public health activities to fill health care gaps, reduce barriers and link people to needed services.