Community Health

Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) is a community-led initiative that has been working to create healthier communities in Minnesota since 2009 by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living.

Chisago County SHIP partners with schools, businesses, farmers, senior organizations, and other community groups throughout Chisago County to create sustainable changes that support healthy choices.

The Power of Prevention

Individuals are more likely to make healthy choices if their environments (schools, workplaces, grocery stores, neighborhoods, etc.) are supportive of health. SHIP supports work that increases access to healthy eating, active living, and tobacco-free living.

Find out how SHIP is helping make Chisago County a healthier place to live, learn, work, and play in our:

Why SHIP is Important

The Minnesota Legislature created SHIP in order to address the rising rates of chronic disease in throughout our state. Read on to learn more about the power of prevention in helping all Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives and mitigate health care spending .

Interested in partnering with SHIP?

Technical assistance, funding, and other resources may be available for projects that aim to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity and reduce the use of tobacco products. For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Stenson, SHIP Coordinator by phone at 651-213-5241 or Email Elizabeth or

Madelyn Jensen, Community Health Specialist at 651-302-5456 or Email Madelyn

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership is supported by the Minnesota Department of Health