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What is SHIP?

 

In 2008, health reform in Minnesota created the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives by preventing the leading causes of chronic disease: tobacco and obesity.

 

SHIP achieves this by making it easier to make healthy choices in the places where we live, learn, work and play.  Most people know what they need to do to live a healthier life.  However, too often barriers keep us from making that choice.

 

SHIP supports local public health across the state to work in their communities employing evidence-based best practices in schools, communities, worksites, and healthcare systems to make real, sustainable, measurable change.

 

The Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 builds on Minnesota’s work by providing a National Prevention Strategy that aligns with SHIP and provides new resources for these community prevention efforts.

 

Working in parnership with Hennepin County, Robbinsdale Area Schools has been a SHIP grant recipient, annually, since the fall of 2011.