Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, or SHIP, is a partnership aimed at “creating healthier communities across Minnesota by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living”. SHIP plays an essential role in lowering obesity and smoking rates in Minnesota, as well as identifying and preventing factors that lead to chronic disease, high health care costs, disability, and early death. We all want to be healthy and avoid becoming one of these statistics, but sometimes we need a helping hand. SHIP makes the healthy choice the easy choice.


SHIP has played an instrumental role in helping to keep Minnesota's obesity rates reletively flat and reduce commercial tobacco use. To accomplish the goals of SHIP local communities are needed to promote effective strategies outlined by SHIP. 

Settings Anoka County SHIP works with:

  • Healthcare 
  • Communities
  • Schools
  • Workplaces

Organizations interested in partnering with SHIP in the future can find out more by emailing 

Email SHIP