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Total Health Driver – Healthy Thinking
Healthy Thinking focuses on expressing appreciation, thankfulness and practicing kindness.
Capital Health Plan launched the Champions program in 2006 in ten schools in the Leon County school system in partnership with Titus Human Performance Solutions and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Champions is a free fitness program for students in grades K-8 that gets students moving to experience the benefits of exercise and develop healthy lifestyle habits.
Independent Health created the Good for the Neighborhood program to offer pop-up sites for people in high-need neighborhoods to address their health needs in one convenient location.
Kaiser Permanente funded and founded the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign, a national effort to help local communities develop policies that increase open space acreage; increase access to healthy food; develop compact, mixed use and transit oriented communities; and increase walking and biking.
Kaiser Permanente understands that addressing the social and behavioral needs of members is critical to the organization’s mission of improving the health of its members and the communities it serves. In order to meet the social and behavioral needs of members, new systems and partnerships are needed. The collaboration between Kaiser Permanente and Hunger Free Colorado illustrates a clinic and community partnership, which has resulted in improved food security for Coloradans.
Kaiser Permanente launched the Thriving Schools initiative in 2013 in an effort to influence long-term behavior change and have a measurable effect on the health of students, staff and teachers in K-12 schools in the community.
UCare partners with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services to hold an annual Senior Legal Fair, a free, multi-cultural and multi-lingual event serving the legal needs of low-income seniors across the Twin Cities metro area.
UCare partnered with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation to launch the Twin Cities Mobile Market initiative. This “grocery store on wheels” sells healthy foods at below-market prices in low-income neighborhoods considered food deserts. More than 275,000 low-income residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods who do not have access to grocery stores that sell fresh, healthy foods, can now benefit from this mobile market.
UCare partners with The Loppet Foundation, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minneapolis Public Schools and other community sponsors to offer a cross-country ski program for many immigrant schoolchildren in their communities. The program also provides an educational nutrition curriculum to help establish healthy behaviors in program participants and their families.