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Eating Well

» Healthy Eating

 

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Learning Well

» School Wellness

» Childcare

 

 

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Living Well

» Active Living

» Equity

» Tobacco Prevention

 

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Staying Well

» Clinical Community Linkages

» Mental Health/Wellbeing

 

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Working Well

» Worksite Wellness

» Childcare

 

 

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!

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Healthy Eating

Making healthy foods accessible to all in order to improve population health and reduce chronic diseases in our communities.

School Wellness

Increasing access to healthier options, enhancing health literacy to school decision makers and changing policy at the local level to improve school wellness through healthy eating, active schools, and commercial tobacco prevention.

Equity

Eliminating health inequities in communities through continuous and robust community engagement where communities identify and implement strategies for change.

Active Living Active Living

Integrating physical activity into daily routines in our communities.

Clinical Community

Increasing equitable access to health care prevention services that address healthy eating, physical activity, and commercial tobacco cessation, while also working on building infrastructure and implementing activities to address wellbeing, resilience, and mental health.

Childcare

Recruiting and training childcare providers to increase their knowledge of best practices around active living, healthy eating and breastfeeding support and providing resources to help implement these practices into their program policies.

Tobacco Prevention

Reducing youth and other targeted groups’ exposure to commercial tobacco products and marketing through local ordinance changes. As well as, decreasing Minnesotans’ secondhand smoke exposure in their homes by increasing access to smoke-free housing options.

Mental Health/Wellbeing

Creating opportunities to create equitable, healthy, and positive conditions that promote well-being and resiliency for all Minnesotans by focusing on positive emotions and moods.

Worksite Wellness

Incorporating evidence-based programming that improves healthy eating, increases physical activity, increases commercial tobacco-free environments, provides breastfeeding support, and supporting mental well-being through policy, systems, and environmental changes at the worksite.

About Us

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) supports community-driven solutions to expand opportunities for active living, healthy eating and commercial tobacco-free living.

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Statewide Health Improvement Partnership

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) supports community-driven solutions to expand opportunities for active living, healthy eating and commercial tobacco-free living. Learn more.

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

Call us today at 507-295-5389 or 507-847-6930

Interested in building healthier communities? Questions about our programming? Call or email us today.

CJN SHIP

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) for Cottonwood, Jackson and Nobles Counties supports community-driven solutions to expand opportunities for active living, healthy eating and commercial tobacco-free living.

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