Healthy Kids, Healthy Families®

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) began in 2011 as a three-year initiative designed to improve the health and wellness of at least 1 million children through community investments by Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. With nearly 3 million children impacted to date, HKHF is now part of HCSC's ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of the children and families across the states where we operate. The initiative will also expand into HCSC's newest health plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, throughout 2014 and beyond.

The Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative invests in and partners with nonprofit organizations that offer sustainable, measurable programs to reach children and their families in the following areas:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Disease prevention and management
  • Supporting safe environments

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grants

If your organization shares our goal to improve the health and wellness of children through nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management or fostering safe environments, we invite you to apply online.

In addition to aligning with one or more of our four areas of focus, the following criteria are required for review of all grant proposals:

  • The organization must hold a 501(c)(3) tax status
  • The grant must primarily target individuals in Illinois
  • The program must be measurable and demonstrate how the goals will be met as defined in the grant proposal

Please see the following instructions to assist you in the application process .

Apply here for a Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant.

If you have any questions please contact us.


The OrganWise Guys

Through the use of fun, creative characters based on the organs of the body, The OrganWise Guys bring science-based nutrition and physical activity programs to kids while they are at school.

Learn more about our nutrition education partnerships »


KaBOOM!

Partnering with KaBOOM!, we facilitate building safe community playgrounds and help spread the word about the importance of play to increase children's physical activity.

Learn more about our physical activity partnerships »


Care Van® Program

Bringing mobile immunization outreach clinics to the community, our mobile health vans increase access to care to underinsured children and adults.

Learn more about our disease prevention partnerships »