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Why SHIP? In Minnesota, we need to Improve health Decrease costs Our goal: Increase healthy weight adults by 9 percent Reduce young adult tobacco use.

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2 Why SHIP? In Minnesota, we need to Improve health Decrease costs Our goal: Increase healthy weight adults by 9 percent Reduce young adult tobacco use by 9 percent Our goal: Increase healthy weight adults by 9 percent Reduce young adult tobacco use by 9 percent

3 SHIP works to reduce the top causes of death. Causes of death

4 Source: Mokdad et al, JAMA 2004 March 10; 291 (10): U.S It does this through prevention reducing the behaviors that lead to chronic disease. Real causes of death Diet/physical activity 15% Tobacco 18% Other

5 Tobacco and obesity are very expensive, driving up health care costs for everyone.

6 How does SHIP work? With SHIP, communities are working together to make healthy living easier.

7 The problem is, that sometimes healthy living is not so easy.

8 We may resolve to eat better, but sometimes good food is just not available.

9 Its easy to say get more physical activity, but often its a challenge.

10 It can be hard to avoid second-hand smoke, and sometimes we need help if we want to quit.

11 Therefore, SHIP is about giving people a helping hand.

12 SHIP works with businesses, schools, health care, and with communities to make healthy food more available, physical activity easier to get, and smoke-free spaces the norm.

13 For example…

14 Healthier eating and more physical activity in child care After three years: Healthier eating at 580 childcare sites benefiting 10,400 children After three years: More physical activity at 1070 child care sites benefiting 23,900 children

15 Healthier eating in schools, including connecting with local farmers After three years: 440 schools offer Farm to School, Benefiting 235,000 students

16 More opportunities for walking and biking to school After three years: 215 schools now offer Safe Routes to School, benefiting 143,000 students

17 Smoke-free colleges After three years: 59 campuses are now or will soon be smoke-free

18 Helping families avoid tobacco smoke at home After three years: 24,000 apartments are smoke-free

19 Results from the First Two Years Farmers markets Supported or created 71 farmers markets Communities have more access to healthy foods After three years: 71 new farmers markets

20 More sidewalks, bike paths, and safe crosswalks After three years: 293 cities are making it easier to bike and walk

21 Partnering with healthcare providers In 2012 SHIP worked with 43 health care providers

22 Healthier work places After three years: 940 worksite wellness initiatives benefiting 163,500 employees

23 For More Information And thats just a start. As a result, More Minnesotans are getting the physical activity they need Healthier food is more available More people are avoiding second-hand smoke

24 For More Information Thats SHIP Helping to create good health where Minnesotans live, learn and work.

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