The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation), a long-time partner of Back on My Feet, is funding the organization’s second health metrics study at Surge Recovery in Philadelphia. The study assesses the benefits of consistent running and community building for men and women experiencing homelessness. Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit organization operating in 12 major cities coast-to-coast,…

Nearly $3.1 million in funding supports community health clinics, efforts to increase survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest, and initiatives that build healthier communities

Philadelphia, PA – December 7, 2016 – The Independence Blue Cross Foundation  (Foundation) announced grants totaling nearly $3.1 million through its Blue Safety Net, Building Healthier Communities, and Healthy Hearts programs….

New “Healthy Hearts” initiative aims to improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest, increase CPR preparedness

Philadelphia, PA — November 17, 2016 — The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) today launched the Healthy Hearts Initiative (Healthy Hearts), an effort that aims to increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest and address disparities in cardiovascular health in underserved populations across southeastern Pennsylvania….
Imagine walking down the street when suddenly, the person walking towards you falls to the ground — their heart has stopped beating. Fortunately, you have recently completed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, and without hesitation, you put your new life-saving skills into action. Your quick response revives a heartbeat and provides time for paramedics to arrive at the scene….
Pictured above (left to right): Liz Novak, Stephen Perez, IBC Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake, Faith Atte, RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program Co-Director Susan B. Hassmiller, Brittany Stark, Michelle McKay In 2014, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation became the inaugural funder of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program,…
We're always excited to have new participants in our Nursing Internship program.
Independence Blue Cross and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation have supported nursing education for 12 years. Since then, a total of 215 undergraduate nursing students have interned in community health centers or within Independence. They’ve contributed more than 80,000 hours of work since the program began in 2004, including 7,500 hours contributed this year alone. For the first time,…
When I think about Independence Blue Cross and our region, I am humbled by the thought of our role in improving the health of the millions of members and their families that we’ve served for nearly 80 years. In 2011, our company reaffirmed its commitment to our community with the creation of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation)….
Did you know that more than 9 million children in the U.S. live with a parent who uses illegal drugs?* Here’s another drug abuse fact: children living with an addicted family member are four times more likely than their peers to develop a drug dependency. ** In an effort to break the drug and alcohol addiction cycle,…
Nurses play a critical and evolving role in health care delivery, and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (the Foundation) is leading the way for nurses pursuing teaching or clinical practice roles to educate the next generation of health care leaders. Through our Nurses for Tomorrow program, we’re proud to partner with 22 nursing schools in southeastern Pennsylvania and award more than $1.5 million annually in undergraduate,…

Forum with over 80 local health centers and community based organizations aims to share best practices for prevention and treatment

Philadelphia, PA — August 16, 2016 — Today the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced the Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Initiative, an effort to convene community health providers and resources to increase access to effective prevention and treatment for those struggling with opioid abuse….
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