State Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

About SHIP

The Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) seeks to create sustainable, systemic changes in schools, worksites, communities and health care organizations to make it easier for Minnesotans to incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives.

The official logo the Sherburne County SHIP organization

SHIP, an integral part of Minnesota's nation-leading 2008 health reform law, strives to help Minnesotans lead longer, healthier lives by preventing the chronic disease risk factors of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and physical inactivity.

Watch this brief two minute video to better understand SHIP.


SHIP uses a variety of communication tactics to inform and educate decision-makers, partners, the media, and community members. As a part of this communications plan, Sherburne County SHIP rebranded as Sherburne Strong.

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Fact Sheets

The Statewide Health Improvement Program

SHIP Facts 

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