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NDSU Data Center to launch active living survey

The City of Perham and the Perham Park Board are collaborating with the Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin County's Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) to seek resident's input on Active Living through a written survey conducted by the North Dakota State Data Center.

The results of this SHIP funded survey will help the City explore opportunities to make Perham a more active and healthy place to live.

The anonymous survey will be mailed to a random sample of homes, where the goal is to gather input from residents on topics such as sidewalks, trails, crosswalks, park amenities, and opportunities for walking and biking in the community.

If you receive this survey, please take a few minutes to complete this important survey. The results of this survey will be announced later this fall.

Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), an integral part of Minnesota's nation-leading 2008 health reform law, strives to help Minnesotans lead longer, healthier lives by preventing the chronic disease risk factors of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. SHIP seeks to create sustainable, systemic changes in schools, worksites, communities and health care organizations that make it easier for Minnesotans to incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives.

For more information about the survey, please contact Patrick C. Hollister at 218-329-1809 or at