Well-Being – MN Well-Being

Minnesota Well-Being – MN Well-Being

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) intentionally invests in creating opportunities in partnership with communities for all people to have access to well-being resources and for organizations to create equitable, healthy, and positive conditions for happiness and mental health.

SHIP Strategic Directions

  • Increase opportunities for healing, social connection, and belonging by creating policy, systems, and environmental changes
  • Build mental well-being and resiliency within communities

Chisago County Well-Being Partnerships and Projects:

Chisago County SHIP partners with schools, workplaces, health care systems, and the community to create well-being policies, infrastructure, programs, and activities. If you or your organization would like to discuss how Chisago County could support you, email [email protected] 


Chisago County works with school districts to provide mental health, resilience, and well-being resources and trainings. Chisago County SHIP staff are available to join wellness committees to help review and strengthen policies. Examples of Chisago County’s well-being work with schools includes, but is not limited to:

  • Incorporating social connection to reframe policies and systems to ensure belonging
  • Consultant support to build trauma-informed principles through planning, activities, and equipment
  • Develop, build upon, or support Social Emotional Learning climate including staff training, calming room materials, and curriculum support
  • Providing training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resiliency
  • Supporting students with chronic conditions, such as asthma, disorder eating, oral health, and diabetes
  • Supporting setting up a space for telehealth services

Previous school partnerships & projects:

  • Increased availability of sensory tools for students in the classrooms and sensory integration rooms
  • Assisted with implementation of sensory hallways for students to allow for more structured brain breaks
  • Provided Social Emotional Learning curriculum and training
  • Connected and supported MoveMindfully Social Emotional Learning trainings for teachers and students to build self-regulation and resiliency skills and learn about coping with stress and anxiety
  • Provided support for Trauma Informed Certification and Mental Health First Aid

 Community Sites:

  • Building trauma-informed principles within organizations through presentations and resources
  • Providing training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resiliency
  • Activities related to social connection and / or belonging within the community

 Previous community partnerships & projects:

  • Providing training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resiliency


  • Reframing policies and systems to ensure belonging
  • Optimizing support for employee well-being through flexible scheduling, paid family leave, telecommuting, peer support networks, imbedding well-being practices into orientation
  • Building trauma-informed principles through trainings for leadership and staff
  • Train-the-trainer programs around Mental Health First Aid
  • Developing quiet/calming rooms and policies to support use of the space

Previous workplace partnerships & projects:

  • ACE and Resiliency presentations to Health and Human Services staff
  • Adding lockers for volunteers and employees to have a place to secure their belongings
  • Developed calming spaces where lactation spaces are being implemented


  • Reframing policies and systems to ensure belonging
  • Building trauma-informed principles into health care organizations through training for leadership and employees
  • Building community-clinical linkages for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Supporting Health Literacy Interventions
  • Supporting Community Health Workers / Patient Navigators
  • Healthy Brain Initiative
  • Healthy Lifestyle Change Programs

Previous healthcare partnerships & projects:

  • Providing training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resiliency
  • Health literacy promotion for seniors and their caregivers