Grantmakers in Health (GIH) will identify evidence-based HEAL programs and strategies, educate funders about healthy eating and active living (HEAL) programming and foster stronger relationships among funders working in the area.
Support for Mile High Connects, a collaborative of 19 local and national nonprofits, foundations, and community lenders working to ensure the creation of FasTracks and preservation of Metro Denver's existing transit system improves accessibility to affordable housing, good-paying jobs, essential services, educational opportunities, improved health, and other elements of a high quality of life for all of Metro Denver's residents, especially those with lower incomes.
Educate families on specific behavior changes that contribute to a healthy life and reduce prevalent health issues, including obesity and diabetes. By engaging families in self-efficacy exercises it prepares them for everyday lifestyle changes and monitors their progress in an encouraging, culturally representative environment.
Teach informal childcare providers (unlicensed), who are serving children while their parents are at work or engaged in activities outside the home to promote healthy living.
LiveWell Colorado requests support for its ongoing work to fight obesity in Colorado and increase the number of Coloradans who have access to and choose healthy food and physical activity. Grant funds will support general operations and four of LiveWell Colorado's five Strategic Priorities - LiveWell@School; Safe Routes in Communities; Healthy Affordable Food for All; and Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption. LiveWell Colorado will build a statewide movement by leveraging its core capacities - Community Investments, Marketing and Communications and Policy and Advocacy - to advance its strategic priorities and through convergence of multi-sector partners.
Continue to conduct Programs for Better Living which promote exercise, aquatics, tai chi and walking programs that are scientifically documented to have significant positive outcomes such as decreased depression, increased confidence in one's ability to exercise and improved endurance. Each recreational physical activity program includes a mandatory educational component to teach participants to self-advocate and manage their chronic disease.
Creating access to nutritious food and nutrition education for at-risk families during the 2014-17 funding cycle, through our work with schools and other key partners.
Working to expand access to nutritious food for low-income children and families throughout Colorado. We focus on systemic and sustainable solutions through programming, policy and advocacy, in partnership with communities, government agencies, nonprofit and the faith based community.
Reduce obesity in low-income families through improved access, affordability, and increased intake of fruits/vegetables, and to provide a mechanism to connect health care delivery to healthy living practices.
Continue to offer Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management classes and Tai Chi to individuals in the Northeast region of Colorado.