Goal: All people living in Minnesota will have optimum physical and mental health.
The saying "If you don't have your health, you don't have anything" holds true for our state and its regions as well. Quality of life in Minnesota is intrinsically tied to the health of its inhabitants. Individually, robust health makes people feel good physically and mentally, bolsters an optimistic outlook and extends life expectancy. Collectively, we all benefit when our citizens are strong and healthy.
A strong economy depends on the good health of its citizens. Healthy people may be better able to work and secure higher levels of education, which contributes to personal wealth and regional prosperity. Businesses retain a vital and productive workforce, which attracts new economic growth to the region. Health care costs, and their burden to society, are reduced.
Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)
SHIP, an integral part of Minnesota’s nation-leading 2008 health reform law, strives to help Minnesotans lead longer, healthier lives by reducing the chronic diseases caused by tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and physical inactivity, especially for underserved populations.
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