SHIP - Statewide Health Improvement Program

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice!

The Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is a roadmap to a healthier Minnesota.

Signed into law in 2008, SHIP is an integral component of Minnesota's nation-leading health care reform legislation to improve health and decrease health care costs.  SHIP strives to help Minnesotans live longer, better, healthier lives by preventing the chronic disease risk factors of physical inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use and exposure.

The SHIP funds 41 grantees across Minnesota.  These grantees cover all 87 counties in Minnesota as well as 9 of 11 tribal governments are working in partnership with schools, community groups, businesses and health care providers to implement proven strategies throughout Minnesota.


 How does SHIP work?

Local public health departments and tribal governments are eligible for this competitive grant program.  Grantees work in partnership with schools, businesses, health care providers and community groups to decide their focus.  Then they select from a list of proven strategies developed by the Minnesota Department of Health to reduce obesity and tobacco use in their communities.

 Walk/Bike Challenge

During the month of May for better health
We would like to challenge you to walk or ride bike for at least 20 minutes every day during the month of May.
How Do You Sign Up?
• Call Clearwater County Public Health at 694-6581
• Email:
• Access the log below 
For those who complete the month’s challenge, we will hold a drawing for Farmers Market coupons!