The aim of the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) is to prevent disease before it starts by helping create healthier communities that support individuals seeking to make healthy choices in their daily lives.
Heart disease, stroke and cancer kill 52 Minnesotans every day and cost nearly $2 billion in healthcare every year. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, up to 35 percent of these deaths could be prevented if our cities, towns and schools supported healthy choices.
Public Health has been funded by the Minnesota Department of Health SHIP Partnership to partner with schools, health clinics, worksites, child care providers, and other community groups to create sustainable changes that support individual healthy choices.
Dakota County SHIP is guided by a Community Leadership Team comprised of leaders from a range of partners.
For more information about Dakota County SHIP activities, contact Lauren Zimbelman, SHIP Coordinator, at 651-554-5942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Dakota County SHIP Evaluation Summary
Dakota County SHIP 4 Progress Report (January 2017)
Watch a SHIP video to learn more about how SHIP helps to improve health, save money and build stronger communities. Then, find out how Minnesota obesity rates compare to neighboring states.