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:

In partnership with Sherburne, Benton, and Stearns Counties, we have been working hard to create our first-ever Regional Active Transportation Plan. Your support and feedback are an integral piece of our plan! Below are two ways you can share your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas.

  • Check out our interactive mapping tool to identify specifics routes you walk, run, or bike on and identify barriers and areas for improvement.
  • Complete this short survey about how we can make it more comfortable to walk and bike throughout the Four-County Region. Your voice matters and we want to hear from you!

Open Streets/Bike Rodeo-St. Michael: May 16th from 9am-12pm ~ St. Michael City Center
Open Streets-Buffalo: July 11th
Open Streets-St. Michael/Albertville: September 12th




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