​The Statewide Health Improvement Program focuses on increasing physical activity, improving nutrition and reducing the number of people who use tobacco or are exposed to it.

Did you know that 27.6% of Minnesotans are obese - caused by insufficient physical activity and unhealthy eating - increasing risk for heart disease and diabetes, among other chronic illnesses.

14.4% of adult Minnesotans smoke cigarettes, leading to various cancers and heart disease. Obesity and tobacco use and exposure are the two leading causes of death.​​We all want to be healthy, but sometimes we need a helping hand.  SHIP makes the healthy choice the easy choice.