Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)
Sibley County receives funding from the Minnesota Department of Health to work with a variety of partners focusing on community driven solutions to support individuals in making healthy choices in their daily lives; particularly focusing on active living, healthy eating, commercial tobacco-free living and helping Minnesotans prevent chronic diseases.
SHIP funding is available to those who are looking to implement policy, systems or environmental changes in supporting the goals of MN SHIP. The community that surrounds a person includes supports for both physical, social, environmental, social norms, policies, regulations and laws impacts the individual behaviors. Research shows that improving the community around individuals can help support and reinforce healthy behaviors.
Potential Partnership Organizations
- Schools and child care
Project Improvement Ideas
- Healthy Food Access/Healthy Eating
- Mental Health/Well-being and Resilience
- Active-living/Physical Activity
- Vaping and commercial tobacco prevention
Learn more about what SHIP offers by viewing the Making Real Differences in Lives and Dollars (PDF) report or visiting the Minnesota Department of Health website for more information.
View the most recent SHIP Report (PDF) to the legislature.
For more information for SHIP or potential SHIP Partnership with Sibley County contact 507-237-4000 and ask to speak to a Health Educator.