SHIP supports community-driven solutions to expand opportunities for active living, healthy eating and commercial tobacco-free living. SHIP in Northeast Minnesota is known also as Healthy Northland, a collaborative of seven counties working on SHIP strategies. The main funding for SHIP comes from the Minnesota Department of Health, although many other funding sources have been leveraged through this important community work. Within Carlton County, the local coordinator currently implements SHIP through strategies in Active Living/Transportation, Safe Routes to School, and Mental Well-being.
SHIP helps local schools, businesses, organizations, etc. to make changes at the policy and systems level with the goal of increased population health, and a decrease in overall healthcare costs. SHIP Coordinators help partners make "the healthy choice the easy choice" for their employees, students, etc.
More information about local and regional efforts and events can be found at Healthy Northland’s website: www.healthynorthland.org. If interested in getting involved, contact the Carlton County SHIP Coordinators:
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.