Kaiser Permanente will donate up to $2.5 million to support local school and district strategies to increase physical activity. The new funding is part of Kaiser Permanente's Thriving Schools campaign to make good health a part of everyday life in Colorado schools.
"The link between healthy students, reduced absenteeism and stronger academic performance is well documented," said Donna Lynne, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state's largest nonprofit health plan with 540,000 members.
Schools in the Pikes Peak region are eligible to apply for grants for this academic year by submitting a proposal and application customized for their district service areas.
The deadline for proposals is Oct. 14. The amount of funding will depend on the population served and the district size. For more information, contact Corina Lindley, email@example.com. Thriving Schools information is at KP.org/ThrivingSchools.