The High Five Children’s Health Collaborative, powered by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, awarded $750,000 to four Idaho cities to combat childhood obesity. The collaborative awarded an additional $90,000 to three cities as part of an Ambassador Program.
Grant recipients include Nampa ($300,000), Kuna ($150,000), Middleton ($150,000) and Lapwai ($150,000). High Five of Idaho will distribute funds over a three-year period to help fund resources and programs that drive sustainable change for healthier environments. The selection committee also recognized Moscow, Pocatello and Meridian for efforts to fight childhood obesity with two-year $30,000 grants as part of the Ambassador Program.
The four winning communities will collaborate with the High Five team to develop and implement programs and policies proven to encourage better overall health.