Horizon SHIP

Make the healthy choice the easy choice


Horizon SHIP is a regional Statewide Health Improvement Program initiative in the counties of Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Grant, helping to create good health where Minnesotans live, work, learn and play.
SHIP makes healthy living easier.

In the Community

  • More sidewalks, bike paths and safe crosswalks
  • More farmers markets 
  • Smoke-free multi-unit housing
  • Healthier eating and more physical activity in child care

At School

  • Healthier eating, including Farm to School efforts
  • More physical activity during the day
  • Tobacco-free colleges

In Workplaces

  • Healthier foods in vending machines and catering
  • Tobacco-free policies and help quitting smoking
  • More opportunities for walking and biking

With Healthcare

  • Assessment for overweight/obesity and referral to community resources
  • Assessment for commercial tobacco use and referral to community resources
  • Supporting breastfeeding
SHIP Video: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

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