Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)

SHIP is a statewide health initiative aimed at improving the overall health of parents, children, and the whole community by increasing physical activity, decreasing obesity, and decreasing tobacco use and smoke exposure.

As part of this effort, each county awarded funding is responsible for addressing 9 strategy areas in their community.  The Live Wright program was launched in 2009 and a Community Leadership Team was formed to identify, facilitate, and implement evidence-based strategies and interventions to help Wright County citizens live longer, healthier lives.

For more information on this program, please call 763-682-8931
Strategies Included
  • Community
    • Healthy Eating
    • Childcare
  • Evaluation
  • Healthcare
    • Health Inequities
    • Obesity
    • Tobacco Cessation
    • Smoke Free Living
  • Schools
  • Workplace
Detailed explanation of Strategies

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“Making the Healthy Choice, the Easy Choice”

Our mission is to partner with Wright County citizens to increase physical activity, healthy eating, and reduce tobacco use by changing behaviors in the environment where we live, learn, and work.

Stay Informed. Stay Connected.
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 Live Wright Newsletter
Upcoming events Related to SHIP: 


I Can Prevent Diabetes
Have you been told you were "pre-diabetic" or think you are at risk? Learn more about it and call us if you have further questions, want to be screened, or to join the Evidence Based Program. This program focuses on the power of small group dynamics, encouraging weight loss, and how to make long lasting, lifestyle changes.15-30% of pre-diabetics will develop Type 2 Diabetes, you don't have to be one of them.
CATCH - Physical Activity Training
Catch Early Childhood (CEC) is an evidence-based program for preschool children. The participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to plan and lead structured physical activities in their childcare setting. For more information or to register visit our calendar page.

This $10, non-refundable class will be held on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Wright County Health & Human Services Building in Buffalo.

Landlord Lunch and Learn
There will be two smoke-free housing workshops held in February to educate property owners and managers on smoke-free policies. A representative from Live Smoke Free and an attorney from the Public Health Law Center will speak and answer questions on policy implementation, enforcement, legal concerns, and more. The workshops are free and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Jackie at 651-646-3005 x325 or Please register at least 3 days in advance

Howard Lake Community Center
Wednesday, February 17th from 12-1:30pm
615 6th Avenue, Howard Lake, MN 55349

Dunn Bros Conference Room
Tuesday, February 23rd from 12-1:30pm
92 14th Street NE, Buffalo, MN 55313


Funding for these efforts is supported by grants awarded on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health.