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Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Lyft Join Forces to Increase Access to Health Care in Communities with Transportation Deserts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield forges public-private partnership to mitigate the powerful effects of social determinants of health
Press Release

CHICAGO, May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to address the community effects of social determinants of health, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced a first nationwide partnership with Lyft to ensure Americans are not missing vital health care appointments simply because they lack reliable transportation.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Report Finds Link Between A Population’s Health And A Growing Economy, Higher Incomes And Lower Unemployment

Moody’s Analytics uses the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health IndexSM to show how health impacts the economy
Press Release

CHICAGO, April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today released the second edition of a Moody’s Analytics report that finds a direct link between a population’s health and a growing economy, higher incomes and lower unemployment.

Kansas Communities Receive $2,500 Bluechip® Awards From Kansas Recreation And Park Association, Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Kansas

Press Release

WICHITA, Kan., February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Five Kansas communities and one state park – varying in both population size and programs – have two things in common; each is striving to improve the health of those who live, work and play in their community. In addition, each is being recognized for those efforts with a BlueCHIP® Award from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA).

Blue Cross Foundation Announces Grant Awards For Innovation

New Horizons grants will support new ideas in behavioral health, food access and program evaluation
Press Release

BATON ROUGE, February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has announced the first three grant awards from its New Horizons grant fund. The three Projects receiving $10,000 awards to pilot new, innovative ideas are:

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Tackled Complex Health Needs in New York in 2016

Press Release

NEW YORK, February 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation works with organizations in Empire’s 28-county service area to help improve the health of New Yorkers. Through our focus on heart health, cancer prevention, prenatal care, diabetes prevention, active lifestyles and behavioral health, the Foundation is teaming with organizations that are setting the standard when it comes to innovative programs that offer long term health solutions.

Expanded Community Recess Partnership Aims to Increase Physical Activity and Support Learning Through the Power of Play

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Playworks and Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition include twice as many local schools in recess partnership with $100,000 grant
Press Release

PROVIDENCE, RI, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), 

Capital BlueCross Annual Secret Santa Program Provides 600 Gifts for Local Children in Need

Press Release

HARRISBURG, Pa., December 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Capital BlueCross employees today packed up hundreds of gifts to send to children in need this holiday season. The company's annual "Secret Santa" program provides gifts to children, from infants to teenagers, who otherwise may not have something under the tree.

Leveraging Technology to Improve Access to Healthcare

By Shannon Cooney
Blog

From computers to mobile devices, technology has revolutionized the way businesses interact with their customers. Thanks to websites, apps and social media, consumers are accustomed to being able to make purchases and access information in seconds. Industries across the globe have adapted to the digital era and healthcare is no exception. One of the many ways Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies are leveraging technology is to help improve access to healthcare services.

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