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Nominations Open for 2015 Ramsey County Public Health Awards

Do you know an individual or group who has made an exceptional contribution to improving the health of individuals, families or communities in Ramsey County? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Ramsey County Public Health Awards. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 23, 2015.

For more information about the award categories, selection criteria, and nominating instructions | Ramsey County Public Health Awards

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Residents Asked to Complete Metro SHAPE Survey

Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health is asking residents to complete the Metro SHAPE survey to determine the health status and needs of the community. Approximately 6,247 random county households have received mailings to take an online or paper version of Metro SHAPE. The voluntary, confidential, survey helps local public health departments identify health issues by providing vital information about the factors and trends affecting the health of adults living in the area. Only households that have been randomly selected and received mailings are invited to complete the survey.

For more information, visit MetroSHAPE

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Did You Get Your Flu Shot? It's Not Too Late.

The Minnesota Department of Health reports flu is widespread in Minnesota. It is not too late to get a flu shot this season! Getting your flu shot also helps others – like infants who are too young and others who can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons – because it reduces the number of people spreading flu.

While the vaccine won’t prevent all the flu this year, the flu shot can still provide protection and might prevent going to the hospital, or death. Stay healthy by getting a flu shot, staying home when you are sick, covering your cough and frequently washing your hands.

For more information on Flu | Flu Shots in Ramsey County | Flu Shots in MN

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County Offers Prescription Discount Program
Ramsey County is partnering with a free national discount prescription savings program that could save residents money on medications and health care costs. The Coast2Coast Rx Card Program offers savings on medications, dental, vision, and hearing services; plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members. The program also offers discounts on pet prescriptions and veterinary services. The RX Card is free and available to any County resident, regardless of income, age or health status.

For more information on Coast2Coast Rx Card ProgramNews Release (pdf) | Poster (pdf) 

Contact Information:
DURING Regular Office Hours  (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

  • If you need information about Public Health programs in Ramsey County or want to report a natural or human-caused emergency that may have serious public health consequences, call 651.266.2400.
  • If you need police, fire or medical personnel to respond, call 911.
  • If you are ill, contact your health care provider. 
  • If you are a physician calling to report an infectious disease, please call 651.201.5414 or 1.877.676.5414. 

AFTER Regular Office Hours  (After 4:30 pm on weekdays, all-day Saturday, Sunday and holidays)

  • If you are ill, contact your health care provider.
  • If you need police, fire or medical personnel to respond, call 911.
  • To report a natural or human-caused emergency that may have serious public health consequences AFTER regular business hours, call 911.