The Statewide Health Improvement Program
Local control is a cornerstone for the Statewide Health Improvement Program.
For 2012 through 13, 18 SHIP grantees covering 51 counties and one tribe are leading the way to good health. The selected SHIP grantees have been chosen from a menu of proven, science based strategies through a highly competitive process developed by MDH. The grantees’ strategies were also required to fit the needs of their community. Following implementation, MDH works with individual communities to help ensure their success through technical assistance and evaluation.
Bloomington Edina Richfield
Carlton, Cook, Lake, St. Louis, Koochiching, Itasca, Aitkin, Carlton Counties
Clay, Wilkin, Becker, Otter Tail Counties
Faribault, Martin, Watonwan, Cottonwood, Jackson Counties
Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse Counties
Kanabec, Pine, Mille Lacs, Isanti Counties
Leech Lake Tribal Community
Meeker, McLeod, Sibley Counties
Morrison, Todd, Wadena, Cass Counties
North Country (Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk Counties)
Southwest (Nobles, Rock, Murray, Pipestone, Lincoln, Lyon Counties)
St. Paul-Ramsey County