Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Philadelphia, PA — The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation), through its Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) initiative, awarded $200,000 to five nonprofits to improve access to effective prevention and treatment for people struggling with opioid abuse in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2016, there were more than 1,600 overdose deaths in southeastern Pennsylvania. Since 2009, Philadelphia has seen a 43 percent increase in drug-related overdose deaths and the numbers are expected to climb higher in 2017,...
Friday, 01 December 2017
Thursday, 30 November 2017
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced grants more than $2.75 million through its Blue Safety Net and Building Healthier Communities programs. The grants are aimed at population health and strengthening the delivery of health care.
Blue Safety NetThrough the Blue Safety Net program, the Foundation funds private, nonprofit health centers that provide affordable access to quality care in underserved areas....
Independence Blue Cross Foundation partners with Penn State University to address the stigma of opioid addiction
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
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Thursday, 28 September 2017
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
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 Foundation, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro convene regional leaders for Opioid Forum
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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....