Promoting Healthy Communities
Norman-Mahnomen Public Health offers a wide variety of health education programs for schools, worksites, and community groups. Staff members work collaboratively with many organizations and groups in the community to create policies, systems, and environmental changes which promote and protect the health of the residents of Norman and Mahnomen Counties.
Health Promotion Activities
Tobacco Information & Resources
Did you know that 70% of smokers want to quit? View a short video about free QUITPLAN Services.
Among Minnesota students, e-cigarettes are used five times the rate of conventional cigarettes. Learn more on the health risks of nicotine for youth.
Smoke-Free Foster Care educational video produced by the Minnesota Department of Health to help educate foster parents on smoke-free foster care laws and assistance.
Check out all the great information available on the American Lung Association in Minnesota website.
Air Quality Information
BeAirAwareMN.org is a website to help you protect your health and improve air quality. It provides information on indoor and outdoor air quality, tips on what you can do to improve air quality, and links to data on air quality and health outcomes in Minnesota. Real-time data available about air quality conditions in Minnesota for common pollutants including fine particles and ozone. This website is jointly maintained by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Testing for radon is easy, inexpensive and only takes three to five days. The best time to test is during the heating season, but testing can be done year-round. Free test kits are available at the Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Offices.