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Health Alert Network (HAN)

When an event threatens the health of Minnesotans, fast, efficient, and reliable communication to those responding to the event can prevent illness and save lives. The Minnesota Department of Health’s “Health Alert Network” enables public health staff, health care providers, emergency workers, and others working to protect the public to exchange information during a disease outbreak, environmental threat, natural disaster, or act of terrorism with a method to communicate rapidly and effectively. Norman-Mahnomen Public Health receives such messages from MDH and distributes the information to community partners such as emergency planners, clinics, and hospitals. For more information, contact 784-5425.