Get Healthy Idaho: Building Healthy & Resilient Communities
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The Department of Health and Welfare welcomes communities across Idaho to apply for funding from Get Healthy Idaho. 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.
Research clearly shows that up to 80% of what makes us healthy is determined by factors outside of clinic walls, such as access to affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, nutritious foods, livable incomes, and quality educational opportunities. This initiative will support an Idaho community to address poor health conditions “downstream” by shaping the factors, supports, services and infrastructure needed “upstream” to create a community where people can be healthy and thrive.
The awarded community will receive support to engage in a community-led process to organize a collaborative partnership, conduct a community needs assessment, identify needs and opportunities, and implement an innovative and data-driven action plan that addresses the barriers to good health and well-being in the community.
This multi-year funding opportunity is available to public and private organizations, municipalities, non-profit and community-based organizations in Idaho. Applications can be submitted by an existing or new collaborative, a single organization acting on behalf of a collaborative, or a single entity interested in developing a collaborative.
Key Dates and Details:
Application Available - October 13, 2020
Informational Call - October 19, 2020, 1:00pm MT (Registration required)*
Application Deadline - November 13, 2020, 5:00pm MT
Technical Review - November 16-December 8, 2020
Notification of Award - December 14, 2020
Project Start Date (approximate) - January 4, 2021
*see application, page 18 for details