Health Improvement

Improving Health
Chronic Disease Prevention & Control

Chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer have emerged as some of the greatest threats to the health and well-being of Minnesotans.

Working on prevention like reducing falls, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, increasing physical activity, and reducing tobacco use and binge drinking, can help people avoid ever getting the disease. At the same time, we must also emphasize improved management for people who already have conditions like diabetes, heart disease and oral health.Leading causes of death
1.	Cancer
2.	Heart disease
3.	Accidents
4.	Chronic lower respiratory disease
5.	Stroke
6.	Alzheimers disease
7.	Diabetes
8.	Suicide
9.	Kidney disease
10.	Pneumonia and Influenza

Through sound partnerships, we've developed shared strategies that will help create healthy and safe communities, activate clinical and community preventive services, empower people for health, and eliminate health disparities.

Together our efforts will ensure that people in Minnesota have the knowledge and skills they need to live the healthiest lives possible; that they live, learn, work and play in safe and healthy environments; and that they receive the right care in the right place at the right time.