Through sound partnerships, the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division develops shared strategies for creating healthy, safe, and equitable communities, activating clinical and community preventive services, empowering people for health, and eliminating 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.


MDH’s mission is to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans.


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

Services and Relevance to Attendees

Look to the MDH Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division for data to identify health concerns for chronic diseases and their risk factors. Our programs also offer statewide health improvement strategies and support to help ensure that all Minnesotans have equitable access to care and information about health behaviors, chronic disease prevention, and effective disease management practices. Our programs work to help our partners improve health care delivery, eliminate health disparities, and reduce the incidence of chronic diseases in their communities.

Resource Library

Our programs offer a variety of innovative and evidence-based resources for providers and patients, including tool kits, awareness campaigns, educational activities and much more. Like data and statistics? Visit our program websites for disease-specific data, reports, fact sheets and indicator dashboards.  

Take advantage of these timely e-learning modules:

E-Learning: Sailing Toward Success with Telehealth

For many organizations, COVID-19 has been a catalyst in adoption of telehealth. Whether your organization is just starting or on your way, this course will help you chart your voyage with information, tools, and resources to advance your telehealth practice. All aboard!

Learn more at the MDH Learning Center (Registration required)

E-Learning: Prediabetes: A Time to Act

One in three American adults has undiagnosed prediabetes. Left unchecked, prediabetes can lead to heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The good news is that lifestyle changes can stop or slow prediabetes. This course looks at prediabetes through the lens of population health, including screening, identifying risk factors and how community partnerships can aid prediabetes management.

Learn more at the MDH Learning Center (Registration required)

For More Information

Visit us at https://www.health.state.mn.us/about/org/hpcd/index.html