Get Healthy Idaho: Building Healthy and Resilient Communities Funding Opportunity
On Oct. 13, 2020, the Department of Health and Welfare welcomed communities across Idaho to apply for funding from Get Healthy Idaho (GHI). Get Healthy Idaho provides a unique opportunity to effectively invest in innovative solutions that address the root causes of poor health unique to each community through collaboration, combining resources and aligning goals.
Through this funding opportunity, the Department aims to work with community leaders and change agents in one Idaho community to catalyze upstream, community-driven solutions to address the factors that shape health outcomes and impact hopeful futures.
On Dec. 14, 2020, the Department awarded the first round of GHI funding to the Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative (WICHC), to address persistent health challenges faced by the most vulnerable members of Elmore County, including mental and behavioral health and diabetes.