Health care

SHIP works to ensure that people have access to evidence-based programs that help them prevent and manage chronic diseases, prevent falls and quit smoking.

The goal of this strategy is to increase clinic-community linkages for equitable access to health care prevention services that address tobacco cessation, pediatric and/or adult obesity, breastfeeding support, falls prevention, and dementia awareness and support. This strategy is founded on effective collaboration between health care settings, local public health agencies and community-based organizations.

SHIP Supported Activities

Identify clinic partners to assess gaps and barriers, then support enhancing screen, counsel, refer and follow-up protocols for evidence-based programs, including:
▪ National Diabetes Prevention Program 
▪ Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance
▪ Call it Quits Tobacco Referral Program 
▪ Dementia-Friendly Communities
▪ A Matter of Balance 
▪ MDH Breastfeeding-Friendly Maternity
▪ Chronic Disease Self-Management Centers Program

For more information, visit: SHIP Health care at a Glance (pdf)

Community Resources

Community Organizations and efforts working to improve the community, and increase opportunities for our aging population.