SHIP works to prevent disease before it starts by helping create healthier communities that support individuals seeking to make healthy choices in their daily lives. SHIP launched as part of Minnesota's bipartisan health reform package, enacted in 2008.
Community Coming Together
Good health is created where we live, work, learn and play. Partnering together to create better health together through SHIP all across Minnesota include:
Chambers of Commerce
SHIP seeks to:
Reduce the percentage of Minnesotans who use or are exposed to tobacco
Reduce the percentage of Minnesotans who are obese or overweight through better nutrition and increased physical activity.
The SHIP model: improving health by increasing opportunities for healthy choices:
Increased opportunities for physical activity, nutritious food, and tobacco free living
Means more people get physical activity, better nutrition, and less tobacco exposure
Leading to improved health
Lowered costs, and improved quality of life
Addressing Preventable Death
SHIP addresses the top three preventable causes of illness and death, tobacco use/exposure and obesity due to physical inactivity and poor nutrition, both for the well-being of the community and to address the spiraling cost of health care costs in our state.