Statewide Health Improvement Partnership

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) is a Minnesota Department of Health initiative working to prevent chronic illness by decreasing obesity and reducing the use and exposure tobacco. SHIP staff partner with communities, schools, health care facilities and worksites to make healthier choices easier choices by increasing physical activity opportunities and access to good nutrition and by reducing tobacco use and exposure.

Itasca County partners with Get Fit Itasca to implement SHIP in our communities.

For more information on SHIP, please view the Minnesota Department of Health Ship Fact Sheet (PDF).