SHIP Quick Facts - Minnesota Department of Health

SHIP Quick Facts

Learn More About SHIP in Minnesota

SHIP's origins

In 2008, Minnesota lawmakers recognized that controlling health care costs would require more than just changes in medical care - additional investments in prevention were needed. With bipartisan support in the legislature, Minnesota passed a groundbreaking health reform law. A key component of that reform was to create SHIP, which invests in preventing chronic diseases before they start.

SHIP partner site mapSHIP by the numbers

  • 5,250 partner sites
  • 2,000 collaborative partnerships
  • 850 engaged community leaders
  • 41 Community Health Boards, covering all 87 counties plus the cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield; the City of Minneapolis; and the City of St. Paul (with Ramsey County)
  • 10 Tribal Governments

Why prevention matters

  • Cost of obesity in Minnesota: $3.2 billion per year1
  • Cost of smoking in Minnesota: $3.3 billion per year2

Funding history

  • Fiscal Year 2010-11: $47 million.
    Grants were awarded to 53 Community Health Boards and two Tribal Governments (representing eight nations).
  • Fiscal Year 2012-13 funding: $15 million.
    Grants were awarded to 17 Community Health Boards and the Leech Lake Tribal Government.
  • Fiscal Year 2014-15 funding: $35 million.
    Grants were awarded to 38 Community Health Boards and 10 Tribal Governments.
  • Fiscal Year 2016-17 funding: $35 million.
    Grants were awarded to 41 Community Health Boards and 10 Tribal Governments.
  • Fiscal Year 2018-19 funding: $35 million.
    Grants were awarded to 41 Community Health Boards and 10 Tribal Governments.

1Trogdon JG, Finkelstein EA, Feagan CW, Cohen JW. State‐and Payer‐Specific Estimates of Annual Medical Expenditures Attributable to Obesity. Obesity. 2012; 20(1):214-20 [Figure adjusted for inflation using 2017 dollars]

2Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. (2017). Health Care Costs and Smoking in Minnesota: the Bottom Line. [Figure adjusted for inflation using 2017 dollars]

Updated Wednesday, 11-Sep-2019 13:49:53 CDT