How Hennepin County Consistently Maintains the Highest Level of Readiness

Jan 24, 2018 | Michelle Bahk

Hennepin County was established by the Territorial Legislature of Minnesota in 1852, six years before Minnesota became a state, and is part of the sixteenth most populated metropolitan areas in the nation. Hennepin County is the largest of Minnesota’s 87 counties in budget, estimated market value, and population with almost a quarter of the state’s population. In 2005, the Hennepin County Public Health Department was awarded Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) recognition. Since then, the department was re-recognized twice; once is 2010 and again in 2015. The department also received Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation in 2014.

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