Promotes, encourages, and supports healthy and safe communities and works to build capacity for individual, community, and system change to improve health and prevent injury, substance abuse, and chronic disease.
Public health is dedicated to meeting the health promotion needs of our community. If you have a need for a speaker or need information on a health topic, call 507-377-5100. The information listed below is meant to be a start for help and will continue to be updated as additional resources become known.
Cancer Prevention / Resources
SAGE Program - A breast and cervical cancer screening program that can provide free screenings services such as a mammogram, clinical breast exam, and pap test. Additional diagnostic services are also available. You must be 40 or older and income eligible.
American Cancer Society - Information on learning about cancer, staying healthy, finding support and treatment, and getting involved.
Phone - 1-800-277-2345
Local American Cancer Society
2900 43 St. NW Suite 350, Rochester, MN 55901
Phone - 507-287-2044
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea, Patient Education: 507-379-2046
Mayo Tobacco Quitline: 888-642-5566
Quit Plan Helpline: 888-354-PLAN
American Diabetes Association (ADA) - Enter your zip code to get the Minnesota area ADA. They are located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. You can call the ADA at 888-DIABETES. Also, try reading Action, the Minnesota area ADA newsletter for local activities and information.
Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, Heart, or Stroke
Adult health promotion clinics - These clinics are held monthly in different locations around Freeborn County to provide blood pressures and health promotion counsel.
.Would you like to try a campaign in your business? Try Active for Life, a free 10-week work site program to encourage physical activity in a fun way. Log on to American Cancer Society's website and read more about the program.