SHIP works to ensure that people have access to evidence-based programs that help them prevent and manage chronic diseases, prevent falls and quit smoking.
The goal of this strategy is to increase clinic-community linkages for equitable access to health care prevention services that address tobacco cessation, pediatric and/or adult obesity, breastfeeding support, falls prevention, and dementia awareness and support. This strategy is founded on effective collaboration between health care settings, local public health agencies and community-based organizations.
Identify clinic partners to assess gaps and barriers, then support enhancing screen, counsel, refer and follow-up protocols for evidence-based programs, including:
▪ National Diabetes Prevention Program
▪ Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance
▪ Call it Quits Tobacco Referral Program
▪ Dementia-Friendly Communities
▪ A Matter of Balance
▪ MDH Breastfeeding-Friendly Maternity
▪ Chronic Disease Self-Management Centers Program
For more information, visit: SHIP Health care at a Glance (pdf)