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  • Dakota County Public Health honored for excellence
    Dakota County Public Health received two Model Practice Awards at the 2018 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The awards celebrate local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a critical local public health need. Dakota County's Birth to Age Eight Initiative and its Emergency Preparedness Outreach for Childcare Providers were two of 29 local health department programs to receive the prestigious award. MORE
  • Dakota County earns national recognition for technology practices
    Dakota County has been recognized for its use of technology to better engage with residents, provide efficient customer service and save taxpayer dollars. The County placed sixth nationwide in its population category in the 2018 Digital Counties Survey, a project of the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties to identify the best technology practices among U.S. counties. MORE
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