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Das BAG (Bundesamt für Gesundheit) hat die Förderung der Gesundheit aller in der Schweiz lebenden Menschen zum Ziel. Es will einerseits die einzelnen befähigen, ihre Verantwortung für die eigene Gesundheit wahrzunehmen; andererseits will es, dass Gesundheitsförderung, Prävention und Gesundheitsschutz sowie Heilung und Linderung von Krankheiten und Unfällen ganzheitlich und konsistent im Hinblick auf den grösstmöglichen Gesundheitsgewinn für alle realisiert werden.

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