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Target Corporation Joins Alliance to Make US Healthiest
Date:5/18/2009

Target: Public and Private Partnerships are Crucial to Achieve Health Care Reform

MINNEAPOLIS, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced that it has become a founding member of the Alliance to Make US Healthiest, a new coalition that strives to help U.S. citizens become more physically and emotionally healthy. The Alliance aims to help the U.S. become the healthiest nation in a healthier world. It strives to create a national movement that promotes health and well-being in the places where families work, live, go to school, shop and play.

"We support the vision of the Alliance that promotes an integrated national health system where people value health and work together to achieve optimal health for all," said John Mulligan, Target Vice President of Human Resources. "We view our participation in the Alliance as part of our civic responsibility. Its vision on health ties closely to ours, focusing on promoting prevention and wellness and improving the nation's overall health."

As a member of the Alliance, Target has pledged to provide leadership and foster actions and policies that encourage and sustain health. As such, Target is committed to providing health and wellness benefits for its employees (called team members) that make it easier and more affordable for all Target team members and their families to get and stay healthy.

Founded by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the driving values of the Alliance include:

  • Health is valued as a personal, community, national and international asset.
  • Healthier options and policies are the "default choice" for all people.
  • Health protection is understood as a strategic economic imperative for nations and businesses.
  • People have the information they need to make decisions when, where and how they need it.
  • Health and well-being considerations, including health equity, are integrated into societal policies across sectors and at all levels.
  • People feel confident that the health system operates in their best interest to promote their health and well-being and provides effective and affordable care.

"It is vital for corporations to take an active role in the shaping of health legislation on behalf of their employees," said Dr. James Nicholson Baird, Jr., a member of the Advisory Committee to the CDC and chief executive officer of the Alliance to Make US Healthiest. "Target has had a long and successful partnership with the CDC and was a founding member of the Alliance. Companies like Target, that make team member health a core business strategy, are more successful and contribute to a stronger and healthier nation."

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,699 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.


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