Philadelphia, PA – December 21, 2015 The Journal of Change, an award-winning Independence Blue Cross Foundation produced publication that showcases innovation and insights in health care, has received five awards for its spring 2014 issue. Titled “Leading to the Top,” the issue profiles effective, visionary leaders — headlined by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey,…

2015 grants build capacity of health centers and support healthier communities

Philadelphia, PA – December 17, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) today announced its second major wave of funding that includes 74 grants in southeastern Pennsylvania, totaling nearly $3.3 million. The grants target three primary areas: strengthening the health care safety net,…
Philadelphia, PA – November 20, 2015


The Independence Blue Cross Foundation and SHARE, its newest “Eat Right” Healthy Futures partner, will provide more than 60 Thanksgiving dinner packages to local families in north Philadelphia to help them enjoy an affordable, healthy, and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. SHARE provides healthy, affordable foods in low-income Healthy Futures school neighborhoods through farmer’s markets and SHARE below-retail grocery packages….

Paradigms in Nursing Leadership will focus on nurses’ evolving role in today’s health care environment, the effect on patient care, and nurses as future leaders of change

Philadelphia, PA – November 3, 2015 –The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) and the National League for Nursing (NLN) will cohost a national conference, Paradigms in Nursing Leadership,…

Students participating as part of the Foundation’s ‘Healthy Futures’ program

Philadelphia, PA – October 12, 2015 What: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) and Philadelphia Union will host 80 fourth and fifth grade students — and their parents — from Healthy Futures schools at an after-school soccer clinic at PPL Park, the Philadelphia Union’s home stadium….

2015 grants support nursing education and help build healthier communities

Philadelphia, PA – September 16, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced that it awarded 57 grants in southeastern Pennsylvania, totaling nearly $1.8 million. The grants target three primary areas: Bolstering the health care workforce, addressing health priorities, and building healthier communities. “One of our top priorities continues to be supporting advanced nursing education,…

IBC Foundation president recognized for her commitment to improving community health

Philadelphia, PA – September 12, 2015 Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, today was honored by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association for her commitment to help create a sustainable culture of health in the region. The recognition was made at the AHA’s Silent No More Power of Laughter Health Conference held at First District Plaza in Philadelphia….

Local health centers define priorities through Blue Safety Net Needs Assessment conducted by Drexel University School of Public Health

Philadelphia, PA – September 2, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) has committed $1.5 million in grants over the next three years to meet the increased demand for access to primary care and improve models of care in regional safety net health centers….

Dr. Nancy Milio, pioneer of public health, visits Philadelphia to speak with local health center leaders

Philadelphia, PA – August 8, 2015 WHAT: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) is marking National Health Center Week by hosting a discussion with Dr. Nancy Milio a 77-year-old retired public health nurse, originator of public health policy,…

Second cohort, selected to participate in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program

Philadelphia, PA – July 30, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) has announced the next three Foundation Nurse Scholars who will participate in the Future of Nursing Scholars program, an initiative created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to increase the number of Ph.D.-prepared nurses in the United States….