Hennepin County SHIP-funded initiatives have exceeded expectations in delivering innovative ways to reduce obesity and tobacco use and prevent chronic disease. They are creating long-term, sustainable changes in residents’ health by improving policies, systems and environments. The two-year SHIP 1.0 funding period that ended in 2011 brought about significant new health initiatives in multiple venues throughout the county. See the related links to the left and the SHIP Results Summary Presentation. The many partnerships and initiatives developed in SHIP 1.0 are being further developed as part of the SHIP 2.0 funding for the period Jan. 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. (See the SHIP 2.0 Grant News Release for more information.) SHIP 2.0 strategies in Hennepin County are aimed at reducing chronic health conditions by creating healthier:
The following are links to media stories about successful initiatives that were part of the first two-year SHIP grant:
"Active Living and SHIP dollars have provided New Hope an incredible opportunity to coordinate and communicate with its adjoining communities, Hennepin County, and our school district. We have started Complete Streets initiatives, Safe Routes to Schools, bike and walking projects, as well as public health and wellness awareness. We are putting forth a concerted effort to coordinate various department activities with the public’s health in mind.”
— Kathi Hemken, Mayor of New Hope."
For general information on the SHIP program, see the Minnesota Department of Health SHIP Home Page.
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