Minnesota Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes State Plan Update - Minnesota Department of Health

2030 Minnesota Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes State Plan Update

The creation of the 2030 Minnesota Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Plan is a collaborative effort of state and local partners. The plan will be a road map and call to action for individuals, communities and organizations to collaborate and prevent, treat and manage diabetes, heart disease and stroke for the next ten years.


In 2019, the Minnesota Department of Health conducted a comprehensive assessment of the burden of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes in the state. We reviewed past strategic plans, gathered community input through an online survey, analyzed surveillance data, and conducted interviews of key community members. 

Strategic Planning Process

In order to advance cardiovascular health and diabetes outcomes and equity, we need to work together in authentic, collaborative, and innovative ways. In March 2019, the Minnesota Department of Health convened a Leadership Team of community leaders to advise and guide the planning process. The Leadership Team adopted three thematic areas for focus in this plan:

  • Prevention
  • Acute Treatment
  • Disease Management

Three workgroups, comprised of members representing various sectors and communities, first met in August 2019. The groups are reviewing current guidelines, discussing evidence-based and emerging best practices, and developing and recommending objectives and strategies through facilitated discussions. The small group planning phase will end in April 2020.

Finalizing the Plan

To ensure all voices are heard, MDH will listen to a range of communities across the state before finalizing the Strategic Plan in summer of 2020. An action plan will then be created by stakeholders to put strategies into actions. The Minnesota Cardiovascular Health Alliance and diabetes partners will be tasked to oversee the implementation of the Plan and provide direction throughout the next decade.

Get Involved

Healthcare professionals, policy-makers, community groups and anyone with an interest in diabetes, heart disease and stroke in Minnesota can help design, implement, and sustain initiatives of this plan. Its success depends on champions from a wide range of organizations working together. You can:

  • Participate in a planning work group
  • Be a champion for one or more strategies
  • Offer funding for specific initiatives or projects
To learn more or toget involved in the planning process, please contact Martha Roberts at 651-201-4092 or martha.roberts@state.mn.us.

Past Plans


Updated Monday, 27-Jan-2020 15:22:26 CST