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.
The small-town feel has made it easier for the SHIP staff and the Community Leadership Team to get the word out about opportunities and connect with new partner sites. People are neighborly and eager to help support health improvements in the community. A major goal of recent work has been to continue the supportive relationships that SHIP has created in Benton County, reducing silos between organizations, and connecting partners with the resources they need to achieve their goals.