Building a Healthy Idaho

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Read the Full Report

Health Doesn’t Happen in a Doctor’s Office.

It happens where we live, learn, work and play. Social and economic conditions impact individual and community health. The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health commissioned a statewide study of the factors that influence health, also known as the social determinants of health, to learn about the opportunities to make Idaho a healthier place.

Executive Summary

Highlights and important takeaways from the report.

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Access to quality education prepares Idahoans for lifelong success.

Economic Stability

Economic stability is important for all Idahoans and benefits the entire state.

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Access to Healthcare

Access to health services is essential to the well-being of Idahoans.

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Neighborhood and
Built Environment

The physical environments where Idahoans live impact health and well-being.

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health has been dedicated to addressing the root causes of some of Idaho’s most pressing health issues. We are excited by this report, and together we can create a vibrant, thriving, resilient future for Idaho. KENDRA WITT-DOYLE, PhD, MPH Executive Director, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health
For more information or inquiries about the report, email