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….
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)….

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;…

This new program supported by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Philadelphia, PA – February 11, 2016 – The Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) will host a ribbon cutting during the Open House of their mobile dental expansion program at Surrey Services for Seniors. Surrey Services for Seniors is the first of two mobile dental expansion programs that CVIM will implement this year….
Philadelphia, PA – December 21, 2015 The Journal of Change, an award-winning Independence Blue Cross Foundation produced publication that showcases innovation and insights in health care, has received five awards for its spring 2014 issue. Titled “Leading to the Top,” the issue profiles effective, visionary leaders — headlined by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey,…

2015 grants build capacity of health centers and support healthier communities

Philadelphia, PA – December 17, 2015 The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) today announced its second major wave of funding that includes 74 grants in southeastern Pennsylvania, totaling nearly $3.3 million. The grants target three primary areas: strengthening the health care safety net,…
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