City sets 2016-2017 strategies on eating healthy, being active, living tobacco-free

The Health Department received $1.5 million for 2016-2017 to create opportunities for all Minneapolis residents to eat healthy, be active and live tobacco-free. Now in its fourth round of funding, the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) has been instrumental in helping Minneapolis make progress against obesity and commercial tobacco use, factors that contribute to chronic diseases, disability and death. The new funding enables the City to continue working with community partners on these strategies:

Some SHIP-funded accomplishments in Minneapolis:

Minnesota has more work to do, considering 27.6 percent of adults in Minnesota are obese; 14.4 percent of adult Minnesotans smoke; and cancer, heart disease and stroke were among the top five leading causes of death in Minnesota in 2013.

SHIP communities choose from a menu of strategies based on the latest science that the Minnesota Department of Health compiled in collaboration with local public health groups. Communities select strategies that best align with local needs to address chronic disease. All Minnesota counties are participating in SHIP. Learn more about the State’s program.  

Learn more about SHIP in Minneapolis.

Published Feb 9, 2016

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