Blue Earth County Public Health used funding from the Minnesota Department of Health's Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) for multiple initiatives in their service area. Efforts included a worksite wellness initiative; work with child care facilities and schools to increase physical activity among children; and building partnerships among health care providers and community leaders to facilitate active referrals of patients to local resources that increase access to nutritious foods, opportunities for physical activity, and tobacco use cessation. Reports provide information on the impacts of the initiatives. Wilder Research worked with multiple SHIP grantees across the state of Minnesota.
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