Making The Healthy Choice, The Easy Choice
We are working to find community solutions to address chronic disease and the risk factors that contribute to them. You can help!
What Other Are Saying
“With the help of SHIP, our community [Jackson] received the Bronze Bike Friendly Community award in 2018. Over the past two years, our Friends of the Jackson County Trails Committee have continued to work with SHIP’s guidance to continuing working for the Silver Bike Friendly Community Award, even during COVID19. These accomplishments included officially launching our Bike Share in collaboration with the City of Mountain Lake, installing a Bike Fix It Station due to increased community ridership, and striping bike lane paint along designated bike routes. It has been a great collaboration between SHIP and our committee.”
- Lynne Anderson, Friends of the Jackson County Trails Committee treasurer.
“The reason that I felt it was necessary to get involved with a possible Tobacco-Free Grounds Policy for Cottonwood County because I feel it is everyone’s right to breathe clean air. Not everyone likes or can tolerate the smell of smoke or wants to be around it. When you walk into the entrance of your workplace, you should not have to go through a smog of smoke to get there. Another reason that I felt that it was important to implement a Tobacco-Free Grounds Policy is because my own mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in July of 2011. My mom had not smoked a day in her life and the doctor’s thought that there could be a possibility that she acquired lung cancer as the result of second-hand smoke that she was exposed to for many years. She passed away in March of 2013 at the young age of 63.”
- Kelly Thongvivong, Cottonwood County Coordinator
“We want to provide a place that encourages parents and children to spend time together, promoting family unity, and encouraging exercise to be something fun the family can do as a unit, rather than separately.”
- Windom Area Health.
“I enjoy using the path because it is close to her home and is an easy walk with shade. She said it is a pretty walk and she has seen people walking their dogs and families playing on the outdoor exercise equipment.”
- Windom Area Health Wellness Center member