3. The Minister shall exercise the powers that this Act confers upon him in order to:
(a) improve the state of the health of the population, the state of the social environment in which they live and the social conditions of individuals, families and groups;
(b) make accessible to every person, continuously and throughout his lifetime, the complete range of health services and social services, including prevention and rehabilitation, to meet the needs of individuals, families and groups from a physical, mental and social standpoint;
(c) encourage the population and the groups which compose it to participate in the founding, administration and development of establishments so as to ensure their vital growth and renewal;
(d) better adapt the health services and social services to the needs of the population, taking into account regional characteristics, including the geographical, linguistic, sociocultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the region, and apportion among such services the human and financial resources in the most equitable and rational manner possible;
(d.1) promote, for the members of the various cultural communities of Québec, access to health services and social services in their own language;
(e) promote recourse to modern methods of organization and management to make the services offered to the population more effective;
(f) promote research and teaching.