Overview

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. 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.

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Making connections

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.

Featured trend

County older adult population growing
aging trend

Minnesotans with diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Eight percent of adults in Minnesota have diagnosed diabetes. Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among Minnesota's adults is consistently lower than the national average, which stood at nearly 11 percent in 2016. Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes tends to decline among adults at higher household income levels.
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Insights

Paul Mattessich

What's the most effective way to get action started to improve community health? Start a fire. Paul Mattessich, executive director of Wilder Research and Compass project director explains.

Minnesota Compass

Minnesota Compass
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