Health care institutions provide a unique setting where people discuss their health concerns, making them one key to the success of health improvement in Minnesota. Health care providers promote healthy behaviors by encouraging individuals to maintain healthy eating habits, participate in regular physical activity, avoid the use of tobacco products and limit exposure to secondhand smoke.
Reforming health care so there is a focus on prevention of chronic disease is key to saving costs with the burden of obesity and tobacco use has on our citizens. The SHIP approach to prevention in health care is founded on true collaboration between health care clinics, local public health agencies and community-based organizations, and tribal governments and their health care systems. Together, they work to:
To read about exciting partnerships with healthcare systems in our area, click on the link below:
If you are interested in partnering with us on healthcare reform efforts, we would love to hear from you. Contact Countryside SHIP.