SHIP helps make healthy choices possible.
Good health starts where we live, work, learn and play. Thanks to the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, communities within Meeker, McLeod and Sibley Counties are working together to expand opportunities for active living, healthy eating and smoke-free living.
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley SHIP is guided by a local Community Leadership Team.
The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership uses science-based strategies that are both effective and long-term.
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley SHIP partners with local schools to increase access and opportunities to healthy foods and physical activity during the school day through activities such as implementation of active recess, active classrooms, Safe Routes to School, Smarter Lunchroom techniques, and healthy snack carts.
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley SHIP partners with local communities to increase access to healthy foods with organizations such as local food shelfs and farmer’s markets. Meeker-McLeod-Sibley SHIP partners with local communities to make it easier and safer for walking and biking through development and implementation of non-motorized transportation plans. Meeker-McLeod-Sibley SHIP partners with local multi-unit housing properties to support the development and implementation of smoke-free housing.
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley SHIP partners with local workplaces to support changes in policies, systems and the environment that make it easier for employees to make healthy choices related to healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco use while at work.
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley SHIP partners with local health care organizations to support the development of evidence-based chronic disease management classes and tobacco cessation referral systems and programs.