NCHA includes Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater and Lake of the Woods counties. NCHA works to improve public health through grant funded projects such as SHIP and CTG by building healthier communities together.

SHIP is about creating good health for parents, kids and the whole community by decreasing obesity and reducing the number of people who use tobacco and are exposed to tobacco smoke.

The CTG is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  CDC supports and enables awardees to design and implement community-level programs that prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The program is expected to improve the health of more than 4 out of 10 U.S. citizens—about 130 million Americans.

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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

Since 2013, NCHA has been working with a grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to design and implement community-level programs that prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The program is expected to improve the health of millions of Americans. Over the past year, CTG has worked in the seven counties of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Polk, Norman and Mahnomen. For more information, pleast visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/communitytransformation/