Health + Idaho + You.
The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Focuses on Areas That Have Tremendous Impact on Our Communities:
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Childhood obesity is linked to a lifetime of health, wellness and success challenges. We know if we can prevent childhood obesity in Idaho, not only will our kids live healthier and happier lives now, but we’ll also be setting them up for a brighter future.
To accomplish this, The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health created High Five!, a statewide collaboration between our Foundation and a number of local organizations, municipalities, governmental agencies and businesses.
high five key initiatives:
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Youth Emotional Health
20% of children and adolescents experience emotional and behavioral concerns. That leaves Idaho with many related challenges: How do we identify the kids who need help? How do we serve them? And how do we eliminate the number of children who face these challenges in the first place?
That’s why The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health funds professional training, workforce development and other youth emotional health-related programs across the state. This training covers issues such as:
Recognizing Warning Signs
Trauma Informed Care
And much more