Support Your Community This Spring with Outdoor Activities in Philadelphia

by / Friday, 31 March 2017 / Published in Health Priorities

If the proverbial saying “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” bears any truth, hopefully we’ll see some calm, sunny days in the upcoming weeks. And what better way to shake off the winter blues than by getting outside and giving back to our community? Luckily, there are a whole host of community health and wellness programs in Southeastern Pennsylvania that offer you opportunities to get outside and give back.

The IBC Foundation Building Healthier Communities Grant Program

Our Building Healthier Communities program awards grants to diverse community health and wellness programs in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Many of these grantees are hosting upcoming outdoor activities in Philadelphia that give you an opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather while making a difference in the community.

Get Some Fresh Air

Your mother was right: fresh air is good for you. From increasing your natural vitamin D intake and getting exercise to boosting your immune system, there are numerous benefits to outdoor activity. Here are some great ways to enjoy some outdoor activities for a good cause:

To learn about other IBC Foundation-supported programs that support outdoor activities in Philadelphia, visit our partners’ pages:

Claire Trindle
Claire joined Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) as a program specialist in 2016 and manages the Addressing Health Priorities initiative, one of the four grant programs which operate out of the Foundation. Her prior work experience includes being a program coordinator for a federally funded grant program based around reducing substance abuse amongst South Philadelphia youth. This preceding position provided Claire with experience in logic model design, community stakeholder engagement, and program development. Claire’s familiarity of having the perspective of a federally grantee provided an advantage in her new role as a grant administrator with the Foundation. Claire also has experience in community health education and clinical health research. Claire has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Temple University. She is an active volunteer at Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society as well as a member of American Public Health Association, Amnesty International USA, Philabundance, and numerous Temple University Alumni Association groups.
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