Communities play a vital role in promoting health and improving health outcomes. As part of the grant process, the four grant communities conducted a community assessment to review strengths & opportunities. They then mobilized community partners — from hospitals and nonprofits to government agencies and local business leaders — to co-create an action plan to increase physical activity and improve access to healthy foods for their communities’ youth.
This program is a clear example of how Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health is more than a transactional funder. We actively helped the communities build partnerships and became a partner ourselves. This approach co-aligned a broad set of resources, including additional funding, to fight childhood obesity and promote healthy communities.
The Community Transformation Grant served as a catalyst for sustainable transformation and fostering new thinking. By encouraging and cultivating collaboration, the grants helped community members think bigger, creating larger and longer-lasting impacts.
Community Transformation Grants served as seed funding for:
- 2 playgrounds
- 3 walking tracks
- And much more
Read more about our impact at www.highfiveidaho.com