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IBC Foundation received award for work supporting collegiate substance use disorder recovery

Lorina Marshall-Blake holding the Collegiate Recovery Champion Award

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) received the Collegiate Recovery Champion Award, the highest annual honor recognized by the Association for Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE).  Foundation president Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation at ARHE’s annual National Collegiate Recovery Conference luncheon.

The Foundation has funded the development of a Collegiate Recovery model and is expanding these programs with academic institutions across the southeastern Pennsylvania region in collaboration with ARHE.

Marshall-Blake also participated in a virtual conference panel discussion about federal recovery policy, joined by Tom Coderre, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at SAMHSA, Tom Hill, Senior Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Jan Brown, Executive Director of the SpiritWorks Foundation.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation Team

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBC Foundation’s grant programs and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Institute for Health Equity are advancing three areas of impact: Access to Care, the Healthcare Workforce, and Health Equity. Since inception the IBC Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2023, the IBC Foundation will have awarded grants totaling more than $80 million to support nonprofits and research improving the health and well-being of communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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