Early Education Paves the Way for Healthy Futures

Education can open the door to opportunities for economic advancement and has the power to inspire confidence, self-efficacy and the impetus for change. We know that more educated people and their children live longer, healthier lives than people with less education. 

Low-income children receive the greatest gains from quality early-childhood programs. Empowering children through high-quality early education gives them the tools for social and economic success, enabling them — and their children — to lead healthy lives for generations to come. 

Grantee Spotlight: Growing Up Healthy in Cedar-Riverside

Members of the Cedar-Riverside community are working with other residents to ensure that their children are getting their healthiest start. Click on the Grantee Spotlight on this page to learn about progress being made toward health equity. 


What's Going on at The Blue Cross Foundation

Casa de Esperanza's focus on listening and learning allows for change to come from within the community, based on people’s needs and the strategies they develop.

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Northside Achievement Zone recognizes that education is key to better health and is working with families to ensure that children are on a solid path toward college.

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Grantee Northcountry Cooperative Foundation was recently featured in a news story "Taking Control: MN Mobile Home Residents Seek Park Ownership."

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The Foundation has awarded $1.5 million across the state for creative work to address social and economic influences that affect health.

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