Community Services

Includes health prevention and interventions to address nutrition, tobacco use, alcohol and other drugs, risky behaviors, safe communities, emergency preparedness, and environmental health.

*Emails will be responded to during regular business hours Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except on holidays or if a program lists different hours.

Child Passenger Safety

In Minnesota, three out of four child seats are used incorrectly and many parents aren't aware of the restraint steps a child should progress through as they age and grow.  A vehicle is the most dangerous place for children, and crashes are the leading killer of children under age 14.

Emergency Preparedness

We prepare, plan, educate, train, drill staff, partner agencies, and the public to respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.  We provide guidance to healthcare partners as they build capacity and develop plans and protocols for responding to health threats.  In addition, we work with other responder agencies to ensure that Isanti County is prepared to respond swiftly and effectively to significant health threats.  If you are interested in assisting Public Health and/or healthcare preparedness or during times of emergencies, please register as a volunteer click here MN Responds Medical Reserve Corps.  If you have questions regarding emergency preparedness, contact (763) 689-8282 or Email.

Environmental Health

Isanti County Public Health helps protect you from environmental health hazards in the home, workplace, and community.  Services offered include:  Public Health nuisance investigations, radon test kits, well water test kits, consultations, and referrals.

Milk Depot

For various reasons, a mother may not always be able to produce breast milk for her baby. Isanti County Public Health’s breast milk depot makes it possible for healthy lactating women who have extra milk to share that gift with an infant in need. Donor milk is often used as a bridge to help nourish premature babies until a birth mother’s milk comes in.

Locally donated milk is dropped off at Isanti County Public Health and will be shipped to the Mother’s Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. The donated milk is safely screened and pasteurized at the Mother’s Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes and returned to hospitals in the surrounding area. Donating moms go through a screening process and blood test before their milk is accepted into the program. The Isanti County Public Health Milk Depot is a collection site only and not a distribution site.

For information on how to donate breast milk see this fact sheet, visit:, or call 847-262-5134.

Tobacco-Free Communities & Youth

Public Health provides comprehensive education, information, and regulation in regards to tobacco.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children up to age 5, eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services.