Healthy Kids, Healthy Families awarded $380K grant from BCBSNM

New Mexico State University’s Fit Families program teaches children and their families about nutrition and health.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Blue Cross and Blue Protect of New Mexico (BCBSNM) awarded much more than $380,000 in Balanced Little ones, Wholesome Family members (HKHF) grants to 17 nonprofits statewide addressing social determinants of overall health, together with obtain to physical and mental wellbeing care, advocacy and help, healthful meals, and risk-free and steady housing. The 2022 HKHF grant recipients were being picked by a aggressive grant software course of action.

HKHF is element of BCBSNM’s ongoing motivation to spend in and partner with nonprofits that present sustainable, measurable packages in 4 spots: diet, physical action, illness prevention and administration, and supporting safe environments.

“Investing in social determinants of wellbeing is significant to bettering the overall health of our customers and neighborhood,” mentioned Janice Torrez, BCBSNM president. “Overall health contains lots of social and economic aspects, which is why it’s so essential that we fund courses statewide that deal with these desires.”