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Ramsey County: partnering with you to improve our community’s healthcare readiness

Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health and Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security are working closely with the Metro Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition to support your facility’s emergency planning and response.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has established new requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers. These requirements help us improve our emergency coordination by supporting relationships across public and private agencies across Ramsey County.

The following list of resources will help you navigate these new rules and assure that your agency is better prepared for a local emergency or disaster.

Incident command for healthcare

Facility emergency planning guidance and examples

Health Alert Notification (HAN) system

Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health works closely with the Minnesota Department and local health departments statewide to coordinate the Health Alert Notification (HAN) system. This system enables information exchange between state and local health networks, including healthcare facilities. To learn more or request that your facility be added to our HAN, email

Commonly asked questions