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Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)

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Minnesota Department of Health
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 15, 2013
Application: Aug 28, 2013

Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) awards funding to Community Health Boards (CHBs) for coordinating and implementing evidence-based strategies targeted at reducing the percentage of Minnesotans who are obese or overweight and reducing the use of and exposure to tobacco.

SHIP applicants are required to identify the populations in their community or jurisdiction that are experiencing health inequities and/or disparities. Applicants should use and analyze various data sources to identify tobacco and obesity-related health disparities among specific population segments or communities.

Applicants will be asked to describe their current partnerships with these populations. Where partnerships do not currently exist, applicants should describe an approach to building relationships that could support new partnerships to implement SHIP strategies to improve health equity.


Eligible applicants are limited to Minnesota community health boards (CHB). Applications will be accepted for a single CHB or multiple CHBs working together under a single unified work plan. There will be a separate request for proposals for tribal governments released at a later date.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Planning Grants are available in amounts up to $100,000
Implementation Grants are available in amounts up to $100,000 per year

Project period is 5 years.

Application process

All applicants are required to submit a notice of intent to apply by July 15, 2013 to

Links to the program guidance and necessary application materials are available on the program website. Completed applications must be sent via mail.

Tagged as
Health disparities · Obesity and weight control · Tobacco use · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Minnesota

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