MDH Mission, Vision, Values and Goals


Protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans


The MDH vision is for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy.

Value Statements

We are honest, trustworthy and transparent in all we do. We strive to do the right thing to achieve the best public health outcomes.

We value the diversity and unique contributions of our employees and partners. We develop positive relationships, foster innovative solutions, and strengthen our capacity to accomplish our mission.

We uphold a standard of conduct that recognizes and values the contributions of all. We foster a working environment in which listening to and understanding our differences is encouraged and confidences are protected.

We use the best scientific data and methods available to guide our policies and actions to promote healthy living in Minnesota. We rely on the objective facts of evidence-based science to build a strong foundation to address health needs and concerns.

We are effective and efficient managers of the public trust and public funds, and hold ourselves and others to appropriate high standards. We operate with open communication, transparency, timeliness, and continuous quality improvement.


MDH Goals (PDF: 160KB/1 page)

Healthy People 2020 - Healthy Minnesotans: Public Health Improvement Goals (PDF: 23KB/1 page)

Updated Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:15AM