SHIP/Healthy Northland (as SHIP is coined in NE MN) seeks to improve the quality of life and health of all people in northeastern Minnesota and is made possible by a Community Transformation Grant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Minnesota Department of Health’s Statewide Health Improvement Partnerships. Within Carlton County, the local coordinators work on Worksite Wellness and provide technical assistance to past partners working on Active Transportation, Safe Routes to School and Healthy School Food Options.
This program seeks to create a healthier population through daily activities such as walking or bicycling to work, or to go shopping. It helps local businesses and organizations implement policy and systems level changes with the goal of reducing employee health care costs. In short, the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, through Healthy Northland, looks at different policy, systems and environmental changes to make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents. More information about local and regional efforts and events can be found at Healthy Northland’s website: www.healthynorthland.org. More information about SHIP can be found here: www.health.state.mn.us/ship. If interested in getting involved, contact either Carlton County SHIP Coordinator:
Ali Mueller | firstname.lastname@example.org (Healthy Eating & Active Living Strategies)
Meghann Levitt | email@example.com (Worksite Wellness Strategy)
Healthy Northland Interactive Map: Use this map to find northeast Minnesota’s walking, biking, hiking, paddling and skiing routes, as well as fitness centers, farmers markets and many other healthy places.