Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)

The Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) aims to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives by reducing the burden of chronic disease. The overall mission of SHIP is to decrease healthcare expenditures in Minnesota

Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) activities are designed to: 1) increase the number of healthy food options available in schools and communities, 2) enhance access to physical fitness opportunities, and 3) prevent tobacco use/exposure. SHIP is funded through Minnesota's 2008 health reform law.

CTG - Community Transformation Grant



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SHIP and the Public

Local SHIP staff have created resources to promote SHIP to the public in the North Country region, including a fact sheet, newsletter and press release. These communication efforts will increase awareness and knowledge among residents that may be affected by SHIP interventions.

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