COPIC and Healthy Learning Paths Connect Kids to the Power of Health

DENVER, CO - July 26, 2016 – COPIC Companies’ Community Action Team hosted their annual fundraiser on June 8th, 2016, an employee-led initiative aimed to give back in ways that enhance and support local communities throughout the year. The CATeam raised $14,000 for Healthy Learning Paths, a Colorado 501 (c)(3) non-profit with a mission to spread the power of health for children through their Healthy Learning Kids program. This evidence-based, health education curriculum uses interactive, real life labs for children to practice skills for development of mental and physical health. The program engages parents and teachers as health coaches who help children practice these skills at home and at school.

"Healthy Learning Paths exemplifies innovative thinking that improves both health care and education. Their efforts highlight the important connection between healthy childhood development and chronic disease prevention in ways that resonate with kids and their families. Reinforcing healthy lifestyle choices in the classroom by focusing on the body and the mind creates a strong foundation for healthy, active lives,” explains Dr. Ted Clarke, CEO of COPIC. “COPIC is proud to support Healthy Learning Paths and how it truly makes a difference."

On July 21st, Dr. Clarke, Mr. Steven Rubin, Jeff Feakes, leader of the CATeam presented Healthy Learning Paths with the funds raised through the generosity of COPIC employees. Eric Harris, Vice-Chair of Healthy Learning Paths’ Board of Directors, accepted the funds on behalf of the organization. "COPIC has a strong commitment to improve medicine in the communities it serves. They understand the shared responsibility we all have to help every child stay on the path to both mental and physical health.

Healthy Learning Paths serves almost 1000 children in the Denver metro area annually. Consistent outcomes show positive behavior changes in the children and families, specifically:

  • 99% of parents report this program is effective for teaching children healthy behaviors.
  • 88% of parents report their children have improved social emotional habits as a result of their participation in the program.
  • 80% of parents report their children have improved sleep habits as a result of this program.

“Healthy Learning Paths has given me great and accurate information to help with the development of my child both physically and emotionally,” writes Patricia Carmona, a parent from Indian Peaks Elementary School in Longmont, CO.

COPIC Companies are a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance and comprehensive financial services tailored for health care professionals headquartered in Denver, CO. They also oversee the COPIC Foundation, a medical organization that continually strives to empower better medicine and better lives.

About Healthy Learning Paths

Healthy Learning Paths is a Colorado, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children and families to lead healthy lives through the organization's Be Well, Learn Well® program and other initiatives. Healthy Learning Paths serves all children, with a focus on early childhood and families with low incomes. In 2005, Dr. Chris Marchioni, a family physician, founded Healthy Learning Paths on three premises: 1) many chronic diseases are preventable; 2) health practices are the secret sauce for healthy growth and development in all children; and 3) healthy children experience greater success in the classroom and in life. Healthy Learning Paths is a Colorado, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children and families to lead healthy lives through the organization's Be Well, Learn Well® program and other initiatives. Healthy Learning Paths serves all children, with a focus on early childhood and families with low incomes. In 2005, Dr. Chris Marchioni, a family physician, founded Healthy Learning Paths on three premises: 1) many chronic diseases are preventable; 2) health practices are the secret sauce for healthy growth and development in all children; and 3) healthy children experience greater success in the classroom and in life. www.healthylearningpaths.org

Publication Details

Date: July 26, 2016

Source: 3rd Party

Author: Healthy Learning Paths

Type: Press Release