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SHIP Statewide Meeting

The 2018 SHIP Statewide Meeting will take place July 25-26 at the Eagan Community Center.

The meeting brings together all SHIP grantees, Minnesota Department of Health staff and other partners to reflect on accomplishments; build skills for maximizing the impact of SHIP; learn about statewide and local SHIP strategy initiatives; advance the health equity narrative; and continue to network and strengthen our state – local public health partnership.

Register for the 2018 SHIP Statewide Meeting.

Meeting Objectives

  • 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

Looking for a place to stay? Check out hotel information on the Eagan, Minnesota web page.


Wednesday, July 25

11:30 a.m. Check-in
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Welcome
MDH Commissioner Jan K. Malcolm
1:30 p.m. The Knowledge is in the Room
Welcome to a conversation about authentic engagement, barriers and opportunities.
Sarah Brokenleg, Sarah Chute and Christine Smith, all of MDH; Rowzat Shipchandler, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
2:30 p.m. HEDA: Sharing, Visioning and Celebrating Success
Celebrate the success of SHIP staff around the state completing a HEDA, explore implications for local work and gather local-level feedback for statewide next steps.
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. How Layering Streamlines to Expand Impact and Deepen Partnerships
Our work to create healthy communities and improve the health of Minnesotans often reaches across SHIP strategies and into the broader community. Learn and share about expanding your impact to ensure sustainability.
Presenters: Anna Bohannon, Wright County; Caroline North, Faribault, Martin, Watonwan; and Bethany Satrom, Polk, Norman, Mahnomen

Thursday, July 26

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:20 a.m. Welcome
8:30 a.m. The State of SHIP: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Kris Igo and Chris Tholkes, MDH
9:30 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions

The Power of Youth to Advance PSE Change

  • Presenters: Gretchen Garman and Ruth Tripp, Hennepin County; Antonio Smith, City of Brooklyn Park; Kaysone Syonesa, project coordinator; Mosia Vankpanah, Brooklyn Youth Council

Building Relationships with Unexpected Partners: Layering SHIP Strategies into Local and Comprehensive Plans

  • Presenters: Nadja Berneche, Terre Soma; Claire Freesmeier, Public Health Law Center; Julie Hatch, Olmsted County; Mary Montagne, Dakota County; Maren Webb, Cook County (Healthy Northland)

Coalitions You Can Use So Your SHIP Will Cruise

  • Presenters: Jamie Bachaus, Scott County; Pam Bagley, Meeker, McLeod, Sibley; Melissa Hoffmann, Brown, Nicollet, Le Sueur, Waseca; Kelly McIntee, ALA; Katherine Mackedanz, Health4Life; Karen Nitzkorski, PartnerSHIP 4 Health

Mobile Workshop: Walk Audit Training

  • Presenter: Kelly Corbin, MDH

Mobile Workshop: Let's Go for a Walk and Roll! How to Lead a More Inclusive Walkability Workshop

  • Presenter: Kjensmo Walker

11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • The Power of Youth to Advance PSE Change
  • Building Relationships with Unexpected Partners: Layering SHIP Strategies into Local and Comprehensive Plans
  • Coalitions You Can Use So Your SHIP Will Cruise
  • Mobile Workshop: Walk Audit Training

2:00 p.m. Economic Development and Healthy Communities
Healthy communities are thriving communities. How does the work you do in SHIP impact the economic health of your community while creating a healthier environment for its residents?

Join this lively discussion to learn how economic development and public health merge in our SHIP work. You'll hear examples from other grantees and share your own experiences, and you'll walk away with new ideas and thoughts about potential partners to strengthen the value of SHIP in your communities.

  • Presenters: Kelly Corbin and Ellen Pillsbury, MDH; LaReesa Sandretsky, Healthy Northland; Leah Schueler, Kandiyohi-Renville
3:30 p.m. Celebration!
Let's celebrate SHIP with highlights of successes and nutritious snacks and beverages for the road.
3:45 p.m. Meeting Ends


Updated Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 02:28PM