Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)

The Statewide Health Improvement Program—or SHIP—works to improve health by encouraging healthier eating, more physical activity and avoiding tobacco. We do it by making healthy choices more available to more people. For example, we work with local communities to add sidewalks so people can walk more, we work with schools to serve fresh food from local farmers so kids eat better, and we work with employers to add workplace programs to help people quit smoking. That’s three—there are about sixty other sub-strategies, all based on research, all proven to work.

Click on your area of interest below to learn more, including specific projects in our area:

Healthy School Food
Active School Day
Healthy Childcare
Active Living for Communities
Smoke Free Communities

Healthy Food in Communities
Worksite Wellness

Interested in exploring healthy successes throughout Minnesota thanks to SHIP? Check out the Minnesota Department of Health's Website: Click here!


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