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SHIP - Statewide Health Improvement Program  


The Statewide Health Improvement Program (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. SHIP seeks to create sustainable, systemic changes in schools, worksites, communities and health care organizations that make it easier for Minnesotans to incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives.
Leslie Staker- SHIP Coordinator and Jamie Richter-Cass County Adult Health Supervisor are leading the program with the support of the Community Leadership Team. The Community Leadership Team is a group of professionals that represent schools, worksites, health care organizations and community partners in Cass County. This group provides key direction and decision making for the Cass County SHIP.

Cass County has partnered together on the following SHIP activities to improve the environment in which residents live, learn, work and play to decrease tobacco use and exposure and obesity.


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