Healthy Communities

Scott County Public Health works in partnership with communities, schools, work sites and health care organizations to help make the healthy choice, the easy choice for all residents.

 As one of the recipients of the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant, Scott County Public Health works in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and local community partners to provide resources for individuals and groups to improve their health.


Health Matters


SHIP is about creating good health for parents, kids and the whole community by decreasing obesity and reducing the number of people who use tobacco and are exposed to tobacco smoke.

SHIP Partners to Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice 

SHIP works on a variety of strategies in settings across the county to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes. These include:
  • Active Living in the Community
  • Healthy Eating and Active Living in Schools
  • Advanced Community and Clinical Linkages
  • Healthy Eating in the Community
  • Worksite Wellness
  • Childcare
  • Tobacco

Learn More About Past SHIP Projects:  

Backstretch Community Garden Applications Now Available! 

Backstretch Poster

Community gardens offer opportunities to provide healthier options, develop skills, and foster a sense of community. Backstretch Gardens started harvesting in 2016 and stemmed from a strong partnership with SHIP, CAP Agency, City of Shakopee, Southwest Metro Intermediate District and Canterbury Park.


  • Location: 752 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379 
  • Gardeners can apply for either a 4x4 plot: $15 or 4x8 plot: $30
  • Scholarships are available 
  • Garden tools, shed and water source on site
  • Seeds and starter plants will be available free of cost

Are you interested in partnering with SHIP?

 
SHIP is looking for school, work and community programs to help support positive health choices.  If your organization or community group is interested in helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice, contact us today.
  
Email or call us at 952-496-8696.
PREVENT. PROMOTE. PROTECT.