A webcast (originally shown live on November 24, 2008) was designed to assist Community Health Boards and Tribal Governments who are interested in applying for funding from the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). This two-hour session provides guidance for communities in implementing these changes. It is useful for school administrators in understanding the way this major funding opportunity works.
SHIP is a competitive grant process with funding awarded through Community Health Boards and tribal governments across Minnesota beginning in July 2009. Grantees will be required to create community action plans, assemble community leadership teams and establish partnerships. To improve the health of Minnesotan's, grantees will utilize policy, systems, and environmental changes in four settings: schools, worksites, health care, and community. SHIP will focus on obesity and tobacco use and exposure as key risk factors to target interventions in fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
School Policies and Practices: Linking Learning and Health Resources:
MASA partnered with a host of other associations to organize the School Policies and Practices: Linking Learning and Health Conference that took place at the Minnesota Department of Education on October 29, 2008. Many of the materials shared at that conference are posted here.
Click Here to view a video interview with keynote speaker Howell Weschler
Click Here to view information on Farms to Schools Programs.
Click Here for the Safe Routes to Schools web site.
Click Here to view information about Stand Up for Learning Desks.
Click Here to view the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation web site.
Other Wellness Resources:
For the past few years, MASA has been working with AASA and other associations to address childhood obesity. Below are links to various documents related to these initiatives. Please contact the MASA office for more information.
Click Here for the Wellness Policy Survey (PDF format)
Click Here for the Wellness Policy Survey Results (PDF format)
Click Here for the Wellness Policy Recommendations (PDF format)
Click here to log in to the MSBA Model Policy Manual (must be a subsriber to view)
Click Here for the Wellness Resource Guide (PDF format)
Click Here for the Childhood Obesity PowerPoint Presentation