Statewide Health Improvement Program

  • Updated: March 13, 2012 - 10:41 PM

The Statewide Health Improvement Program, known as SHIP, spread millions of dollars across the state to pay for a wide variety of projects aimed at improving Minnesotans' health. Here is a sampling of what the money spent in the first two years paid for.

870

Employers who launched or improved worksite wellness programs, reaching 138,000 people at businesses around the state.

544

Child-care sites around the state that learned about, and now offer, healthier food to more than 8,500 kids.

24

New farmers markets opened with help from SHIP. Another 29 increased hours, added marketing efforts and began accepting food stamps.

255

Cities that used SHIP money to draft plans to encourage biking and walking. Some spent the money on bicycle racks, putting up new directional signs and raising awareness about trails.

369

Apartment buildings that have adopted or are working toward smoke-free policies. Cities have adopted smoke-free park policies and 31 college campuses are now smoke-free.

73

Clinics and hospitals that are doing more to support breastfeeding. Clinics also referred more patients to community resources.

Source: Minnesota Department of Health
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