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….