Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) is working to create healthier communities across Minnesota by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living.
Good health is created where we live, work, learn and play. Schools, businesses, apartment owners/managers, farmers, community groups, senior organizations, hospitals, clinics, planning entities, Chambers of Commerce, faith communities and many more partners are creating better health together through SHIP all across Minnesota.
How SHIP Works
Healthy communities create opportunities for all Minnesotans to live longer, healthier lives.
Thanks to SHIP, communities are: increasing access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, local corner stores, emergency food programs, mobile markets and other food retailers serving healthier foods and increasing access to physical activity opportunities at schools and child care facilities
making biking and walking easier in towns and cities across the state
taking steps to make multi-unit housing sites smoke free
working with small- and mid-sized employers to improve workers’ health and productivity
working with health care sites to strengthen connections to community to ensure that patients are referred to evidence-based programs in their area
supporting breastfeeding moms