As one of the recipients of the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant, Scott County Public Health works in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and local community partners to provide resources for individuals and groups to improve their health.
Sweeney Elementary School Garden in Partnership with the Esperanza Program.
Over 700 pounds of produce were harvested at school garden sites.
SHIP worked with Jordan, New Prague, Belle Plaine and Southwest Metro Educational Cooperative to increase Scott County students’ access to healthy foods through breakfast promotion, healthy snack prog
Belle Plaine Food Shelf purchased new displays for fresh produce.
Food shelf leaders have been great advocates for SHIP and are continuing their healthy food promotion project in SHIP
Both the City of New Prague and the City of Shakopee applied for Bicycle Friendly Community Designation in February 2015.
SHIP is working with planners to incorporate healthy eating and active living strategies in the updates to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan for Scott County.
Walk/Bike to School event at Jordan Elementary Schools.
SHIP works to improve bike and pedestrian transportation options and awareness of these opportunities among community residents by supporting events like these and by improving signage, disseminating
SHIP is about creating good health for parents, kids and the whole community by decreasing obesity and reducing the number of people who use tobacco and are exposed to tobacco smoke.
SHIP Partners to Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice SHIP works on a variety of strategies in settings across the county to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes. These include:
- Active Living in the Community
- Healthy Eating and Active Living in Schools
- Advanced Community and Clinical Linkages
- Healthy Eating in the Community
- Work Site Wellness
Scott County Public Health has convened the Scott County Health Matters Community Leadership Team (CLT) made up of stakeholders from community organizations representing Scott County residents. The CLT guides the development, implementation, and evaluation of SHIP in Scott County. The CLT’s mission is to reduce obesity and tobacco use and exposure through policy, systems and environmental change in Scott County.
Are you interested in partnering with SHIP?
SHIP is looking for school, work and community programs to help support positive health choices. If your organization or community group is interested in helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice, contact us today.
Email or call us at 952-496-8585.