Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Foundation Makes 10-Year Commitment to Addressing Health and Wellness in Colorado’s Schools

The Colorado Health Foundation announced its support of a 10-year funding commitment to student health and wellness in Colorado’s schools through a community-level collaborative approach commonly known as collective impact. Support for the Healthy Schools Initiative is the second funding commitment involving use of a collective impact framework that the Foundation’s board has approved in 2014.

Partners involved in the steering committee include long-time Foundation grantees and other dedicated leaders, such as the Colorado Association of School Boards, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), LiveWell Colorado and RMC Health.

Within the Healthy Living outcome area, the Foundation has been engaged in a long-time strategy aimed at creating healthy schools that provide physical education and activity and healthy food and beverages to all Colorado’s kids. Many of the partners across this area have been historically supported through the Foundation’s investments, but interest arose in 2013 among the key stakeholders in joining together to initiate a collective impact effort on health and wellness in Colorado’s schools.

To learn more, go to the Colorado Health Foundation.

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