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 763-682-7460.
Strategies Included
  • Active Classroom
  • Active Living in the Community
  • Advanced Community Linkages
  • Child Care
  • Community Linkages
  • Healthy Food in the Community
  • Healthy Foods in Schools
  • Smoke Free Multi-Unit Housing
  • Worksite Wellness
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.
Live Wright Blog Spot
  Live Wright Newsletter

Upcoming Events related to SHIP

Lunch & Learn for Property Managers and Owners - Lunches are from 12-1:30pm. Topics covered will include the benefits of smoke-free housing, steps to policy adoption, and hot new topics facing the housing industry including e-cigarettes and medical marijuana. Participation is free. RSVP to Jackie Siewert 651-646-3005 ext. 325 or

  • August 5th, 2014 ~ Wright County Health & Human Services Center: 1004 Commercial Drive ~ Buffalo, MN 55313
  • August 13th, 2014 ~ Monticello Community Center: 505 Walnut Street ~ Monticello, MN 55362

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