IBC Foundation
The Foundation is a charitable, private foundation, whose mission is leading solutions for a healthier community.
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….
cycle-of-addiction
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,…
nursing-paradigm
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….

‘Clínica de Migrantes’ follows the patients and workers at Puentes de Salud in South Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – August 9, 2016 –The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) celebrated National Health Center Week with a private screening of an award-winning new film Clínica de Migrantes: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The documentary follows the workers and patients of Puentes de Salud,…

Foundation funds scholarships at 21 area nursing programs and hosts 10-week internship program

Philadelphia, PA — August 9, 2016 — Today the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) has committed over $1.5 million to fund undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing students at 21 schools in southeastern Pennsylvania. The investment is part of the Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow initiative,…

Grants totaling nearly $180,000 help 15 organizations build healthier communities

Philadelphia, PA – July 13, 2016 – Today the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced 15 grants totaling nearly $180,000 through its Building Healthier Communities program. The grants are aimed at improving the health and wellness of more than 10,000 residents across southeastern Pennsylvania,…

Funding increased access to care, supported nursing education, helped build healthier communities, and reduced childhood obesity

Philadelphia, PA – February 12, 2016 – The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) awarded more than 130 grants in southeastern Pennsylvania during 2015 totaling $6.2 million. The grants targeted four primary areas: increasing access to quality, affordable care in medically underserved areas;…
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