Grant Overview And Purpose
Your zip code shouldn’t be the main predictor of how long you live, but it is….
Over the past few years the growing trend of childhood obesity has been at the forefront of the health conversation in our nation. The mission of the High Five Children’s Health Collaborative is to engage Idaho to reduce childhood obesity. Health doesn’t only happen in a doctor’s office, it starts in our communities. Research shows that youth living in healthy communities are less likely to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and more likely to live a healthier, happier life.
Through this grant, the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places for youth to live, work, learn, and play. The Community Transformation Grant will support community partnerships that focus on improving health conditions for youth in Idaho communities. We are interested in partnerships and projects that address increasing physical activity and access to healthy, affordable foods.