Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)
Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) supports community-driven solutions to expand opportunities for active living, healthy eating, mental well-being and commercial tobacco-free living, helping all people in Minnesota to prevent chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Where SHIP works
-Schools and child care
How SHIP works
SHIP Coordinators collaborate with organizations to support and implement policy, system, and environmental changes to improve the health and well-being of our community. SHIP funding is intended to make lasting change that will affect large segments of the populations, with a priority on equity and for those with greater need.
Horizon SHIP Project Examples:
-Increasing access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables through work at local farmers markets, small stores and food shelves.
-Making it easier and safer to get around through Safe Routes to Schools grants, community bicycle fleets, access to physical activity equipment at local schools and walking and biking maps.
-Providing local businesses and cities tobacco free signage.
-Creating large campaigns to spread the message of kindness and well-being throughout the community and workplace.
-Connecting with local healthcare systems to support new moms so it’s easier for them to breastfeed after they return to work.
-and many more.
Interested in partnering with SHIP in your organization or community? Connect with a Horizon SHIP Coordinator to get started.
Maggie Johnson: email@example.com
Angie Hasbrouck: firstname.lastname@example.org
Horizon Public Health receives support from the Minnesota Department of Health to address these issues locally. Learn more about the work of Horizon SHIP by visiting the community resources section below or connecting with us on Facebook.
Click on the Minnesota Department of Health link below to explore how SHIP makes a difference for everyone by creating health and well-being in your community.
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