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,…
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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Philadelphia opioid epidemic
I can’t read or watch anything these days without seeing something about the opioid epidemic. The statistics are staggering, and the loss in our communities is plain to see. If I had to guess, I would say that each of us can think of someone affected by this crisis. We have a responsibility to the community and other stakeholders to come together to figure this out….
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If the proverbial saying “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” bears any truth, hopefully we’ll see some calm, sunny days in the upcoming weeks. And what better way to shake off the winter blues than by getting outside and giving back to our community? Luckily, there are a whole host of community health and wellness programs in Southeastern Pennsylvania that offer you opportunities to get outside and give back….
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