Partnerships That Make a Difference
The Rocky Mountain Health Plans Foundation links people and organizations with the funds they need to promote better health in Colorado. Read on to learn more about the work we do.
We Can! Mesa County
The rate of pediatric obesity is growing. Until recently, there weren’t any treatment options for children in Mesa County. We Can! Mesa County is a family-centered program to help children maintain a healthy weight through improved nutrition and increased physical activity. The goals are to increase their health knowledge, improve health-related behaviors, and stabilize or lower the body mass index in children.
We Can! Mesa County is open to children 6-18 years of age who are overweight or obese according to their BMI. The program includes family members and consists of weekly individual visits with a pediatrician or dietician followed by a fun and educational group visit and 30 to 40 minutes of sweat-producing activity
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Snacks and games provided.
To join the group, call 970-243-5437 and ask for Western Colorado Pediatric Associates.
BABY & ME - Tobacco Free Program
BABY & ME - Tobacco Free Program is offered to any pregnant mother who wants to stop smoking. The program’s approach to tobacco cessation is coaching, carbon monoxide (CO2) monitoring, and baby diaper incentives — a successful method to help pregnant women stop smoking and stay smoke-free after their baby is born. BABY & ME - Tobacco Free Program is currently in 50 counties. Visit our website if you or someone you love needs support.
Hygiene Kits for Homeless Students
Many children in the public school system live in shelters, vehicles, or other inadequate conditions. To help those in need, the RMHP Foundation provides hygiene kits to 1,000 homeless children each year. The kits include toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, soap, deodorant, shampoo, nail clippers, lotion, cotton swabs, and other items children need to care for themselves.
Helping Hungry Kids
The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) and School District 51 began a mobile meal program to provide free summer meals to kids in Mesa County. The “Lunch Lizard” food truck brings meals to where kids are — parks and neighborhoods. The program has expanded from 5 sites to twelve, including 6 new locations where free and reduced lunch rates are at about 90 percent, thanks to the Foundation’s donation of $25,000 for the addition of a second truck.
Other Initiatives We Support
- Girls on the Run (Weld, Mesa, and Denver counties)
- Dental supplies for students
- Hospice grief camps for kids who lose a loved one
- Food baskets for home-bound senior citizens
How You Can Help
Through the generosity of supporters and grant awards, the RMHP Foundation continues to expand its activities to more Colorado residents in need. To make a 100 percent tax-deductible donation (Tax ID: 84-1424932), please make checks payable to Rocky Mountain Health Plans Foundation and mail them to the below address.
Questions? Please call
Rocky Mountain Health Plans Foundation
2775 Crossroads Blvd
Grand Junction, CO 81506