Company, Foundation and Associates contribute more than $1.6M to non-profit organizations’ programs aimed at creating healthier generation of Missourians
ST. LOUIS, January 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Everyday countless nonprofits across the country are working hard to improve the health of our communities. The Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. recognizes the impact these organizations are making and shares a common goal for a healthier generation of Americans.
MANCHESTER, N.H., January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire associates delivered 250 pairs of brand new running sneakers to the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. Made possible by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the shoes will be provided to the Club Kids free of charge and act as an incentive for them to engage in exercise.
Health Engagement Platform Supports Member Health and Wellness With Fitness Challenges and Healthy Habit Tracking
PROVIDENCE, R.I., September 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) today announced a new contract with Virgin Pulse to offer a customized wellness platform to its members. Beginning in 2017, BCBSRI members will have access to the global online solution to encourage, improve and sustain healthy habits.
PHILADELPHIA, September 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today launched its 2016 campaign for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ). Independence's campaign -- Give for a Better Community -- is a celebration of the unique history of our city and Independence's leadership in making our community a better place to live and work.
Domestic violence threatens the health and wellbeing of men, women and children across the country. In fact, domestic violence is so prevalent that one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. Acting on the belief that everyone deserves to be healthy and safe, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies have dedicated programs to provide support for victims and the prevention of domestic violence in their communities.
Initiative links at-risk members with community health and wellness programs including faith-based, multicultural and women’s groups
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., August 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Working with community groups such as Black Women for Wellness and Valley Jewish Community Center as well as large, national organizations, Anthem Blue Cross has launched an ambitious diabetes prevention program to educate, treat and support its members who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Project sites across the state to receive more than 3,500 volunteer hours, $65,000 in grant funding on 5th annual Blue across Rhode Island day of service
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – More than 70 percent of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) employees will support local families in crisis during Blue across Rhode Island, the state’s largest employee day of service. Seven participating organizations, across thirteen project sites, directly impact local families in moments of crisis, from birth and child hospitalization to families in shelters and facing hunger.
With distractions like Snapchat®, Xbox®, and Netflix® at kids’ fingertips, it can be difficult to get them off the couch and out participating in healthy activities. It can be even more challenging to get kids engaged in learning about their health and why it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But making health fun can make a big difference in engaging young people and encouraging them to embrace the power of prevention.
Many people who have led successful and fulfilling lives cite the fact that a mentor had a major positive impact on them when they were growing up. In fact, a recent Brigham Young University study shows that mentors can be pivotal in a student’s decision to go to college, which is the core foundation for a bright future. The study cites that for all teen students, having an adult mentor meant a 50 percent greater likelihood that a student would attend college.