Infectious Disease Prevention & Control

Preventing, monitoring, and limiting the spread of infectious disease is an important part of the work we do as public health professionals. We provide education, develop and implement plans for prevention and control, conduct investigations to help us understand the history of an outbreak so we can better plan for the future, and work with community partners to respond when an outbreak of infectious disease occurs.





Hepatitis C




Other Infectious Diseases


Hibbing Community Connect May 22,2024

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Community Connect brings together a variety of agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide a one-day, one-stop event to provide a broad range of services for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or economic hardship. St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services and Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) collaborate with other agencies to host Community Connect events on the Iron Range.


Our next Community Connect:

May 22, 2024

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M

Hibbing Memorial Arena

Community Connect in Southern St. Louis County takes place at the Damiano Center twice each winter, in October and January.

Services include but are not limited to 

  • Food 
  • Hair Trims
  • Foot Care
  • Dental Care
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene Items
  • Housing Supports
  • Crisis Information
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Legal Services
  • Warrant Resolution
  • Children and Family Services
  • Vaccine and Disease Education
  • Health Insurance Information 
  • Substance Use Disorder Services


Free rides are available to and from Community Connect, courtesy of Arrowhead Transit, by calling 1-800-862-0175, and selecting option 1.


Community Connects would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to our 2024 Hibbing Community Connect Sponsors:

  • Essentia Health



Sign Up Information for Vendors


The concept of Community Connect is based on the national Project Homeless Connect, which began in San Francisco in 2004 and has since spread around the country.


Carol Haasl:  Email

AEOA’s Planning Department:

Public Health Mainlines

Duluth 218-725-5210



Virginia: 218-471-7600








Public Health Mainlines

Duluth: 218-725-5210

Ely: 218-365-8200

Hibbing: 218-312-8300

Virginia: 218-471-7600

Disease Prevention and Control Program Coordinator

Diane Seiloff Yourczek, 218-471-7609

Questions about Vaccine Appointments or Scheduling


Questions about Immunization Recall Letters