Rexburg is Using High Five Grants to Transform its Community An industrial building stood alone, abandoned and empty in the midst of sprawling fields large enough for a soccer field, basketball courts, volleyball courts and more. Yet the building and fields hadn’t been used for years. “We had this facility, all this unused space full… Read more »
Each October, mayors across Idaho “step up” for a challenge to inspire healthy lifestyles in their communities by doing a simple activity every day: going for a walk. The Mayor’s Walking Challenge is an annual event developed by High Five, an initiative of the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. The challenge encourages mayors… Read more »
During the month of February, nearly 40 Idaho legislators wore Fitbit devices as they conducted business at the Statehouse and went about their lives. Their goal was to average 10,000 steps each day as part of the High Five Steps For Schools Walking Challenge. Those who met the goal earned $500 to be used for… Read more »
In late January, the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation’s executive director Kendra Witt-Doyle joined Nampa mayor Debbie Kling and KTVB’s Doug Petcash to discuss the Community Transformation Grants and how they’ve helped communities across the state. You can watch the replay of segment here.
High Five Children’s Health Collaborative is proud to host the Mayor’s School Walking Challenge each year. And this year, we’re expanding it to cover the entire southern half of the state (hopefully we’ll be in North Idaho soon!). So what is the Mayor’s School Walking Challenge? It’s a one-month event encouraging students and mayors to… Read more »
High Five Children’s Health Collaborative has published a handy guide for grandparents that provides tips (and perhaps a few tricks) to support healthy grandkids. The guide includes ideas for activities, recipes and more, including how-tos on rainy day games and smoothie recipes. Grandparents can have a tremendous impact on their grandchildren’s health… and this guide… Read more »
Representative Mark Gibbs donated his winnings from the Steps for Schools Challenge to Pioneer Elementary in Preston, Idaho. Pioneer principal Lance Harrison reports the school plans to use the funds to purchase equipment “that can be used by the students to stay active and follow the example of Representative Gibbs to stay fit.” Gibbs averaged… Read more »
State Representative Dustin Manwaring donated funds earned as part of the 2017 Steps for Schools Challenge to Wilcox Elementary in Pocatello. Rep. Manwaring logged more than 330,000 steps (155 miles) in February as part of the program. In an interview with the Idaho State Journal, Rep. Manwaring said, “I was excited to accept the challenge… Read more »