Health promotion and wellness
Promoting healthy communities
Rice County Public Health offers health education for schools, worksites, and community groups.
Staff members work collaboratively with many organizations and groups in the community to create policies, systems and environmental changes which promote and protect the health of the residents of Rice County.
Chemical and mental health resources
- Rice County Chemical Health Resource Directory
- Rice County Mental Health Resource Directory
- Naloxone Information and Resources in Rice County
Tobacco information and resources
Health promotion activities
Air quality information
BeAirAwareMN.org is a website to help you protect your health and improve air quality. It provides information on indoor and outdoor air quality, tips on what you can do to improve air quality, and links to data on air quality and health outcomes in Minnesota.
Real-time data available about air quality conditions in Minnesota for common pollutants including fine particles and ozone. This website is jointly maintained by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Testing for radon is easy, inexpensive and only takes three to five days. The best time to test is during the heating season, but testing can be done year-round. Free test kits are available at Rice County Public Health in the Government Services Building, 320 Third St. NW, Faribault.
For more information about radon, visit Minnesota Department of Health.