Leading an active lifestyle is essential to maintaining everyday wellness. While staying healthy can seem hard during those early morning swims or late night jogs, sometimes a change of scenery provides the extra inspiration you need to power through, be it a stroll through a beautiful park, an organized walk or passing a bike stand on your way to work. When communities have access to resources that encourage activity, they have the opportunity to become healthier together.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Blue Shield of California's Narcotic Safety Initiative, the health plan's three-year program to help its plan participants avoid opioid abuse and addiction, is seeing significant results in its first year.
BOSTON, July 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) is again demonstrating its commitment to building healthy communities through two local events with The Trustees, Massachusetts' largest non-profit conservation and preservation organization.
When it comes to improving the health of local communities, one size fits none. The health challenges faced by people in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are distinctly different than those faced by residents of Boise, Idaho. The obstacles to healthier living in Trenton, New Jersey, can’t be grouped with the issues facing communities in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Employees across the country volunteer nearly 400,000 hours to improve healthcare access, quality and safety, and enable healthier living
CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) System’s ongoing commitment to improving the health of all Americans, employees of BCBS companies around the country collectively volunteered nearly 400,000 hours. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released its eighth annual Investing in America’s Health (IAH) report that details community health initiatives supported by the 36 independent, community-based and locally operated BCBS companies and their foundations in 2015.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are directing $65 billion in medical spending to value-based care programs. That’s the finding of a survey of 37 independent BCBS companies considered to be market leaders in developing models that link reimbursement to the quality of care and improved patient outcomes. That’s a big shift away from the traditional fee-for-service model that has been the business-as-usual practice for decades in the health care sector.
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship: Member Spotlight
Now entering its third year, the Skills-Based Volunteer Program at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) is focused on making high impact, long-term progressive change for select nonprofit partners. To meet this end, BCBSMA recognizes the importance of leveraging local talent when implementing an impactful corporate citizenship initiative. This talent forms the foundation of the Skills-Based Volunteer Program in which recruited employees are paired with local nonprofit organizations that have a need for their particular skills and experience.