Combatting food deserts in Philadelphia
Vetri Community Partnership’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen is one IBC Foundation partner that works to reduce the number of food deserts in our region. When you go food shopping, you most likely have a wide range of options to choose from. Not only in which retailer you choose — organic grocery store, famer’s market, local grocery chain — but also in the kinds of food you select to take home — fresh,…
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced nearly $1.7 million in funding to support its Building Healthier Communities and Bolstering the Health Care Workforce programs. The grants are aimed at supporting nursing education and improving the health and wellness of more than 10,000 residents across southeastern Pennsylvania, including seniors, children, and diverse underserved populations. Twenty-one nursing schools are the recipients of Nurses for Tomorrow grants,…
IBC Foundation 2016 Community Report
As I look back on the accomplishments of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (IBC Foundation), I am amazed by the power of what we have been able to accomplish together in five years’. We have emerged as a proven leader — a regional force for health care innovation and a national model for effective corporate philanthropy….
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Activities include Hands-only CPR training and an AED scavenger hunt The Independence Blue Cross Foundation partnered with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during National CPR Awareness week June 1-7 to help increase public awareness about how to react during a sudden cardiac arrest. The Foundation’s support included a family-focused community event with a variety of fun and health related activities….
Independence Blue Cross President & CEO Daniel Hilferty announces new Foundation partnership to examine “warm-handoff” protocols and effectiveness Philadelphia, PA — May 23, 2017 — The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) today hosted a forum on the state’s opioid epidemic that brought together Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and regional health care leaders to raise awareness about this public health issue and address the growing problem….
Philadelphia homeless youths
If you live, work, or visit Philadelphia you are probably accustomed to seeing homeless people on the streets. It’s a sad reality of city life. Even more unfortunate is the growing number of homeless youth among those living on the streets. A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development survey in January found nearly 560 homeless youths living in emergency and transitional housing in Philadelphia….
A resilient muscle that’s seldom at rest, the heart is the most important organ in the body. Endlessly pumping blood and beating 100,000 times daily as we go about our routines, the heart is the ultimate workaholic of the human body. This year, in honor of American Heart Month, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) Healthy Hearts initiative is promoting ways you can show appreciation for your body’s hardest-working organ….
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,…
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