404 West Superior Street,
Duluth, MN 55802
The goal of SHIP is to help Minnesotans live longer, better, healthier lives by reducing
the burden of chronic diseases by addressing physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and
tobacco use. SHIP was signed into law in 2008 as an integral component of Health
Care Reform. The NE MN Regional Coordinator supports and oversees the 6 SHIP
interventions that the 7 counties are implementing throughout the region.
*Visit www.healthynorthland.org for information on SHIP in Northeastern Minnesota
other drug use by building regional relationships to enhance prevention efforts, providing
trainingopportunities and technical assistance withe the goal of building stronger,
healthier and safer communities across the state.
Supplemental nutritious food, health status assessment and nutritional education
provided to pregnant and breastfeeding moms and children up to age 5.
Peers (moms who are on or have been on WIC and have successfully nursed their
children) provide support and education to moms enrolled in WIC who are
interested in breastfeeding.
Local public health agencies leading efforts to prepare for and manage the response to
and recovery from health emergencies in northeast Minnesota by collaborating with
local and state partners, sponsor local training and exercises and support systems,
recruit and manage volunteers to assist in emergencies.
Services provided to low income, high risk mothers or children including improved
home visiting to improve pregnancy outcomes and infant health as well as working
with families and children with special health care needs. Home visiting programs
offered to parents during pregnancy and postpartum period. Public Health Nurses
provide support and education regarding childbirth education, bonding and attachment,
breastfeeding, parenting, home safety checks, information regarding available resources
in the community, etc.
Local Public Health staff provide outreach to eligible families
(enrolled in Medical Assistance -MA or MinnesotaCare) to encourage
them to participate in regular free healthcare checkups.
The check-ups include history, growth assessment, physical examination
from head to toe, etc.
To reduce suicides in Minnesota by providing appropriate education and
outreach to populations who may be at risk. Promoting awareness that suicide is
preventable, encouraging help-seeking behaviors and learning the symptoms of
depression and other psychiatric illnesses, recognizing the warning signs of suicide,
learning the skills forinterventions and making or seeking effetive referrals to treatment.
St. Louis County Community Health Board.