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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.

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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.

Click here to see what SHIP has accomplished between 2016 and 2018.