SHIP Statewide Meeting
The 2017 SHIP Statewide Meeting is scheduled for July 26-27 at the Eagan Community Center.
- Get details below on breakout sessions.
- Registration is now open!
- Get information about hotel options in Eagan.
- Showcase local community accomplishments
- Expand understanding, skills and confidence to advance health equity work
- Provide opportunities for networking
- Build links between local, regional and statewide work
- Generate ideas for working with partners to assure sustainability
Agenda for Wednesday, July 26
7:30-8 a.m. - Registration
7:30-8 a.m. - Pre-session: SHIP 101 (Oasis)
8-8:45 a.m. - Breakfast and speakers
- Chris Tholkes, Interim Division Director, Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives
- Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
9-10:15 a.m. Session one
10:30-11:45 a.m. Session two
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Networking lunch
1:15-2:30 p.m. Session three
2:30-3 p.m. Networking/physical activity break
3-3:15 p.m. Emerging Public Health Practice: Building our Capacity to Create Healthy Futures for All
- Jeanne Ayers, Assistant Commissioner (Health Improvement Bureau), Minnesota Department of Health
3:15-4:30 p.m. Chalk Talk, with Wing Young Huie
Agenda for Thursday, July 27
7:30-8 a.m. Registration
8-8:15 a.m. Kick-off
8:15-11:15 a.m. Changing the Narrative, with Dorothy Bliss, Susan Brace-Atkins and Jeannette Raymond, all from MDH
This training is designed to:
- Provide the foundation needed to change the conversation on what creates health
- Help participants recognize dominant health narratives and better understand the emerging health narrative, which was created by the Healthy MN Partnership and is grounded in health equity
- Recognize the values underlying different narratives
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch/physical activity break
12:15-1:30 p.m. Session one
1:45-3 p.m. Session two
3:30-4:30 p.m. Closing: Theater of Public Policy
- Theater of Public Policy cast members will take highlights of discussions from the past two days and bring it to life on stage in a celebratory, exciting and inspirational send-off.
Breakout sessions for Wednesday, July 26
Click on the links below to see the options for each time period.
Safe Route to School Bicycle Education Support: Key to an Active Community
Michelle Kiefer, BikeMN; CJ Lindor, BikeMN; Shawna Mullen, Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community
Bicycling safely is a key component of a Safe Routes to School program and an active community. Learn about the Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum and resources available, as well as how to build and use a bike fleet.
Results Are In – Now What? How to Create a Stronger SHIP Program Using Evaluation and Survey Results
Jason Bergstrand, PartnerSHIP 4 Health; Sara Coulter, Rice County Public Health; Ann Kinney, MDH; Jennifer Pelletier, MDH; Josh Ramaker, Rice County Public Health; Liana Schreiber, MDH
In this session you will learn how to use SHIP reach reports, local surveys and statewide surveys (such as the Minnesota Student Survey) to set priorities, plan SHIP activities, and assess progress and impact. MDH OSHII and Center for Health Statistics staff will present best practices and tips for avoiding common pitfalls. SHIP Coordinators from PartnerSHIP4Health and Rice County will present practical examples of how they successfully used reach and local survey results to inform planning, conduct a Health Equity Data Analysis and communicate with stakeholders. Attendees will also have time to practice using data for action planning.
Supply and Demand – Using Policies, Systems and Business Strategies to Improve Healthy Food Access
Dianne Blaydes, Hennepin County Public Health; Betsy Christensen, St. Paul Housing Authority; Natasha Frost, Public Health Law Center; Janet Lindberg, PartnerSHIP 4 Health; Maia Seitz, Hennepin County Public Health; Ann Tranvik, St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health. Moderators: Teresa Ambroz, MDH; Emily Kilbourn-Shear, MDH.
Improving access to healthy foods for those with the greatest need is challenging work. Innovative strategies are needed to successfully improve systems related to sourcing, distributing and preparing healthy foods, as well as strategies to increase demand at both the institutional and individual level. This session will focus on lessons learned from communities who are successfully increasing access to, and sale of, healthy foods and beverages in government settings such as parks and public housing districts, as well as stores and restaurants. An interactive panel will highlight strategies to engage communities, identify key stakeholders and use policy, systems and business strategies to implement sustainable improvements in both urban and rural settings.
Active Transportation Planning in Greater Minnesota
Patrick Hollister, PartnerSHIP 4 Health; Karen Nitzkorski, PartnerSHIP 4 Health; Emily Smoak, MDH
Active transportation planning in Greater Minnesota is advancing rapidly, especially with the recent release of Minnesota Walks. This session will be split into three parts that will help SHIP grantees working in Greater Minnesota understand how to plan for active transportation in their communities.
Building Community Partnerships for Breastfeeding Support Boardroom
Lia Burg, Washington County Public Health & Environment; Karen Doster, Carver County Public Health Department; Mikaela Robertson, Wright County Public Health
Carver, Washington and Wright counties will demonstrate how our SHIP work has supported breastfeeding through the healthcare and community-engagement strategies. The presentation will encompass the following topics: County Breastfeeding Coalition efforts including work with local health care partners, Baby Café start up and implementation, and family friendly county fair and festival efforts. Progress has been made in each of these areas to the great benefit of mothers, babies and families in our counties.
Everyone at the Table: Gathering Together for SNAP Acceptance at Farmers Markets
Brian Bluhm, Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency; Christine Bullerman, Nobles County Community Services; Mandy Feeks, Sherburne County Health and Human Services; Allysen Hoberg, PRISM. Moderator: David Nicholson, North Node Consulting
Accepting SNAP benefits is at the foundation of using farmers markets to improve access to healthy foods in communities. The challenges are many, however, and success often requires a more hands-on and community-involved approach than initially anticipated. This presentation will share the experiences and insights of panelists who have stepped in to ensure their local markets are accessible to everyone.
Using Data to Tell Your Story
Kim Edelman, MDH; Allie Freidrichs, Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services; Pete Raeker, MDH
You’ve got data. Now what? We’ll walk through some basics about data and how data can be useful in public health practice and in your communications efforts. Get ready to roll up your sleeves! Participants will work on a communications project that uses data to tell a story.
Start the Conversation: Addressing Challenges and Barriers in Providing Cessation Support in Smoke-Free Housing
Darlene Huang, Public Health Law Center; Brianna Longeway, MDH; Pat McKone, American Lung Association; Kara Skahan, Association for Nonsmokers – Minnesota; Erin Simmons, American Lung Association; Christina Thill, MDH
Providing cessation support and connections to resources for residents in properties that are going smoke-free can be challenging and complex. This interactive session will provide SHIP grantees an opportunity to problem solve and find solutions to overcome common barriers when working with smoke-free housing properties and residents. TA providers and grantees will share lessons learned that address policy development and implementation, tobacco cessation and supporting residents with quitting or reducing tobacco.
Active Transportation Leadership Teams that Ignite Local Passion
Natalie Gille, BikeMN; Nick Mason, BikeMN
BikeMN staff will present strategies that link local, regional and statewide work through networks, an active transportation legislative agenda and local community projects that increase opportunities for walking and biking and promote the health of Minnesotans. By establishing statewide partnerships, we build teams that implement short-term action plans, resulting in measurable impacts in communities. BikeMN has begun to create a successful foundation using a community building approach.
Begin at the Beginning – Authentic Engagement Leads to Sustainable Success
Joan Bulfer, Bloomington Public Health; Faviola Martinez de Estrada, Latino Childcare Provider Network Leadership Team Member; Maria Regan Gonzalez, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Bloomington Public Health (BPH) is working to authentically engage with and build capacity within diverse communities. Over the past several years, BPH has worked with the Latino community in developing a Latino Childcare Provider Network. The Network is presently functioning with a Latino leadership team, funding sources beyond SHIP and capacity to continue the work and sustain it into the future. Learn about the process, the successes and challenges and use the information to develop an engagement plan for diverse populations in your jurisdiction.
Community-Based Agriculture, Corner Stores, Consumers & Concerns: Impacting Healthy Food Access in Rural Minnesota
Brenda Pohlman, Fillmore County Public Health; Heather Myhre, Houston County Public Health
Fillmore and Houston counties will provide an overview of how they used food shelf audits, corner store audits and community-based agriculture to engage emergency food programs and other community partners to impact healthy eating in rural southeastern Minnesota. Fillmore and Houston counties partnered to hold a Food Summit Event to enhance community engagement and identify common strategies to advance health equity and healthy eating in our communities. Strategies, activities and tips for making healthy eating successful and sustainable in a rural setting will be shared.
Engaging the Media: From Promoting to Producing, How to Get Your Broadcast Bases Covered
Julie Bartkey, MDH; Jason Bergstrand, PartnerSHIP 4 Health; Anne Hendrickson, MDH; Bethany Venable, Washington County Public Health and Environment
Join us for a packed 75-minute presentation that will provide tools and industry best practices to help you engage the media and share a visual, newsworthy event, as well as a hands-on demonstration of shooting and creating a great video on a smart phone for your own promotional efforts. Bring your mobile device! Prior to the session, please download the video app Adobe Premiere Clip (free) to your device.
Navigating the Government Hedge Maze: Understanding Local Power and Processes to Achieve PSE Change
Scott Kelly, Public Health Law Center
While it is often said that “all public health is local,” working across and within the different levels of our government can be tough. Understanding of the roles, responsibilities and priorities of our local government partners can critical to an initiative’s success or failure. This interactive session will provide an overview of how cities, counties, school districts and other local governments work in Minnesota – a “nuts and bolts” examination of the decision makers and the decision-making processes that can be applied to current and future initiatives.
What’s New in Workplace Wellness? Almost Everything!
Holly Glaubitz, MDH; Kris Haugen, MDH
Simplify. Update. Engage. These are the three main requests you have been asking for the Workplace Wellness tools, and in this session, we will unveil new materials and discuss best practices you have had in your collaborative work. We’ll also strategize for our next year of learning – what webinars and conversations would you like to have with your peers?
Wellness for Every Body: Working With Missed Populations
Mia Bremer, Northwest Community Support Program, RESOURCE, Inc.; Kris Robertson-Smith, Hennepin County Vocational Services Program; Jodi Rogness, Hennepin County Medical Center; Erin Simmons, American Lung Association; Andrea Steele, Hennepin County Mental Health Center; Ruth Tripp, Hennepin County Public Health
Adults with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) die well before the general public, but from the same modifiable risk factors as the general public: tobacco use, inadequate physical activity and poor nutrition. This session will highlight Hennepin County’s Wellness for Every Body and the technical assistance that the American Lung Association provides. Attendees will learn how four safety-net service providers are successfully addressing these risk factors, the challenges faced and how Hennepin County Public health assisted them through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Breakout Sessions for Thursday, July 27
The Hilltop Regional Kitchen: A Rural Success Story
Richard Hest, Eagle Bend Senior Center; Katherine Mackedanz, Todd County Health & Human Services
The Eagle Bend Senior Center currently includes the kitchen facility from which more than 5,000 meals are produced each month including congregate dining, Meals on Wheels, and bundled frozen meals for Todd and Wadena counties. With an antiquated kitchen, no ability for expansion and senior meal production consistently increasing, a new kitchen facility was necessary. Learn how SHIP supported a group of committed community members to raise over $800,000 to renovate an abandoned school building into the Hilltop Regional Kitchen, which will serve seniors and the surrounding communities for decades to come.
Interactive Activities for Community Leadership Teams
Anna Bohanon, Wright County Public Health; Jeannette Raymond, MDH
Learn and practice facilitating interactive activities that could be used with your community leadership team or other community partners. MDH staff and grantees will share approaches they have used and participants will have a chance to try out a few. Leave with written instructions and increased confidence to lead participatory activities.
Beyond the Ice and Snow: How Public Health Promotes Walking in Northeast Minnesota
Josh Gorham, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services; Russell Habermann, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission; Meghann Levitt, Carlton County Public Health and Human Services; Molly McCann, Get Fit Itasca. Moderator: Annie Harala, Healthy Northland
Who says Minnesota can’t be walkable? In this Pecha Kucha-style panel session, public health practitioners highlight lessons learned from recent walking-related projects they’ve completed to help create more vibrant, walkable communities in Northeast Minnesota. You’ll hear about demonstration projects in Cloquet, the Safe Routes to School program in Grand Rapids, Duluth’s visit to the 2017 Walkability Action Institute in Georgia, a new tool kit to promote rural walkability and much more.
Tobacco-Free County Grounds: Dealing with Jails, Juries and Dispatchers
Emily Anderson, Association for Nonsmokers – MN; Carol Biren, Southwest Health & Human Services; Lia Burg, Washington County Public Health and Environment; Holly Glaubitz, MDH; Kristy Heying, Sherburne County Health & Human Services; Jennifer Lezer, Benton County Human Services; Erin Simmons, American Lung Association; Andrew Twinamatsiko, Public Health Law Center
This session and grantee panel will focus on common pitfalls when adopting and enforcing a 100 percent tobacco-free county grounds policy. Participants will be equipped with tips and tools to avoid designated smoking areas and exemptions, and encouraging compliance.
Six Steps to ‘Super Shelves’: Intersections with SHIP
Marna Canterbury, HealthPartners Lakeview Health Foundation and SuperShelf Founding Partner; Chloe Rickter, Washington County Public Health and Environment; Anika Rycher, 360 Communities and SuperShelf Partner Foodshelf
This session will explore innovative ways to transform food shelves in order to create a welcoming and respectful environment where healthy foods are accessible and appealing. An overview of the SuperShelf project, plus real stories of food shelf transformations and the role of SHIP will be discussed.
We’re Not Just Dating Anymore! Public Health and Planning: The Long-Term Relationship
Jamie Bachaus, Scott County Public Health; Nadja Berneche, Terra Soma; Stephanie Grayzeck Souter, Washington County Public Health & Environment; Mary Winston Marrow, Public Health Law Center
Throughout Minnesota, planning and public health are working together to create a united front against chronic diseases of the 21st century such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The two professions aren’t just dating - it’s a long-term relationship! For this relationship to prosper, public health professionals and urban planners need a mutual understanding of each other’s needs and priorities to support each other to sustain these partnerships. This presentation will focus on how public health can develop long-term relationships with planners to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in local communities. We’ll provide concrete examples and tools to help public health work with planners, particularly in the implementation phases of planning, including partnership examples, the “Healthy Comprehensive Planning Checklist” and Health Equity Data Analysis.
Speed Networking for Communications (V. 2.0)
David Anderson, Goodhue County, Working with a graphic designer; Tracy Gilsvik, Lake County, Finding common ground with your CLT; Austin Hauf, PartnerSHIP 4 Health, Amping up your e-newsletter; Chera Sevcik, Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties, Leveraging your local health assessment data with infographics; Ellie Vanasse, Wright County, Engaging with your legislator
We have a new lineup of presenters who are excited to share some tips and solutions to communications challenges. Come to a speed networking session to learn how they approached projects that advanced their work. This is a great way to learn from your colleagues’ experiences and get some ideas to take back to your office.
Appetite for Change: Preparing for Advanced Tobacco POS Policies
Alexis Bylander, ClearWay Minnesota; Allie Freidrichs, Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services; Scott Kelly, Public Health Law Center; Eileen O’Connell, Bloomington Public Health; Erin Simmons, American Lung Association; Kristen Werner, Association for Nonsmokers-MN
To curb youth tobacco use, communities are working to restrict flavors, increase the legal age, and increase the cost of cigars. This session will provide tips and tools to assess community readiness to advance policy and a grantee panel highlighting lessons learned.
The Power of Partnership
Cathy Brunkow, Hennepin County Public Health; Dr. John Anderson, pediatrician, director of HCMC’s Taking Steps Together; Megan Ellingson, Minneapolis Public Health; Renee Gust, Hennepin County Public Health; Nancy Hoyt Taft, HealthPartners
The Minnesota Partnership on Pediatric Obesity Care, Coverage (MPPOCC), a partnership between state/local public health, health plans, pediatric clinics, community pediatric obesity programs, and American Academy of Pediatrics; formed to address pediatric obesity best-practices and financial sustainability. Two additional projects focusing on the “Power of Partnership” will be presented: Hennepin County Public Health (HCPH) and Minneapolis Public Health (MPH) partnered with the pediatric obesity community program called Taking Steps Together, a program designed and implemented by the clinical staff at Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) pediatric department; and HCPH and MPH partnered with HCMC, North Memorial, and the University of California, San Francisco, to train clinic staff on health coaching techniques.
Moving the Needle in Schools through Engagement
Josh Gorham, St. Louis County Public Health & Human Services
This session will share successes and lessons learned over four years of working in the school setting in Duluth. Topics explored include: ideas and resources for framing SHIP goals and outcomes in the school setting; student engagement successes and failures; successes and challenges with wellness policy development; reading between the lines of the School Health Index for deeper impact; the broader impact of an alternative breakfast approach in a middle school; and some discussion of peripheral impacts of SHIP that go beyond school walls.
Send in Your Wall of Success Stories
Did your SHIP efforts draw media attention? Have an editorial published? If so, we want to showcase your work during the state meeting.
Please send news articles, editorials or a link to a video story that portrays how you and your community partners continue to create better health together. The printed articles and editorials will be placed on the Wall of Success, and the video feature will be looped and shown during the meeting.
Details (send all emails to email@example.com)
- Send a link (URL) to the story.
- Smaller files (under 25MB) can be attached to an email.
- Larger files (over 25MB) can be sent via a gmail account.
- Or use a free file transfer service such as www.hightail.com to upload the file to firstname.lastname@example.org. (The free version is limited to 250MB.)
If none of these options work, email Rhonda.email@example.com for uploading instructions.
All submissions should be from the past 12 months, clearly labeled with name, title and date of publication. Deadline: Monday, July 17.