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 or who are exposed to tobacco smoke. To do this, SHIP uses strategies from the best researchers around the country, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The strategies are both effective and long-term. Since it began in 2009, SHIP has created greater opportunities for better health throughout Minnesota. SHIP helps make healthy choices easier.