Zip code predicts health more than genetic code
Data supports that our zip code is a major predictor of health outcomes. This is why the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health works with communities across Idaho to address the root causes that impact health.
Comprehensive plans are used as the foundational document for long-term planning in communities. Through the partnerships the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health has with Idaho communities, we began to realize the impact that incorporating health in long-range planning could have in building healthy communities.
Request for Proposals
The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health will be awarding grants up to $50,000 to support the creation and updating of comprehensive plans that are being developed with a community health lens through collaboration with the healthcare organizations, public health districts and the community. Any incorporated city in Idaho is eligible to apply for funding.
The goal of the grant is to help communities embed health into their long-range plans. The grant will assist communities in addressing the root causes that impact individual health outcomes at the community level. These root causes are referred to as the social determinants of health:
October 4, 2021: Request for proposals opens
December 1, 2021: Proposals due by 5 p.m. MST
Mid-December 2021: Awardees announced
Note: Two-year time frame for cities to complete comprehensive plan
Frequently Asked Questions and Key Resources Sheet
Download and review the FAQ/Key Resources document before submitting your application below.
Submit Your Proposal for a Comprehensive Plan Grant
To be considered for funding, please complete these three steps by 5 p.m. MST, December 1, 2021:
1. Download and complete the Proposal Form
2. Prepare your organization’s W-9 form
3. Complete the questions below and upload your completed Proposal form and W-9 form.