But MIPH staff are well versed in not only what are the risk and protective factors associated with use or non-use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, they have the expertise to explain and help interested groups implement effective programs proven to prevent risky behaviors and promote protective ones.
In its Walking the Talk program, MIPH trains facilitators to work with adults who want to be able to initiate discussions with their children or other young people about the appropriate use or nonuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and to effectively talk with anyone whose alcohol, tobacco and/or other drug use concerns them.
MIPH staff have faced some of society's most significant concerns.
The new building will really be a tribute to the wonderful staff of MIPH who have worked diligently for more than 25 years, often quietly behind the scenes, to make Minnesota a better, healthier place to live," said Richard Neuner, MIPH board chair and Blue Cross vice president of sales and marketing.
The maximum office space will be 22,912 square feet and will be used as office space for more than 40 MIPH staff members.