Metro Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition

Carver County Public Health and Carver County Emergency Management work closely with the Metro Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition to help support your facility’s emergency planning and response.

Carver County Health Community Partners

This local group meets three times a year- February, May and October to discuss emergency preparedness and disease prevention and control. Their mission is build the capacity and capability of Carver County Health Community Partners (HCP) to plan and effectively respond together in a large-scale health emergency.  Open to and attended by local hospitals, clinics, schools, long-term care, emergency management.   For more information contact Sharon Heath at or (952) 361-1346.

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.  Minnesota’s Health Alert Network (HAN) enables public health staff, tribal governments, 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.  To learn more or request that your facility be added to our HAN, contact us at  or (952) 361-1329

Closed Point of Dispensing (POD)

If your organization or agency is interested in becoming a Closed POD partner with Carver County Public Health, email Sharon Heath, Public Health Program Specialist-Emergency Preparedness at for more information. 

Medicare and Medicaid Providers and Suppliers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have 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 throughout Carver County.

Facility emergency planning guidance and examples

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