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Independence Blue Cross Foundation releases third season of its global podcast Someone You Know® with new conversations around the stigma of addiction

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The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (IBX Foundation) released the third season of its global podcast series, Someone You Know®: Facing the Opioid Crisis Together.

Someone You Know® engages a global audience in conversations about addiction recovery and the stigma of addiction. Hosted by IBX Foundation executive director, Heather Major, Someone You Know® elevates the perspectives of people with lived experience including professional athletes, family, friends, and professionals in government, healthcare, education, and business.

Season three features conversations with former United States Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams (2017 to 2021), former professional tennis player Murphy Jensen, and other influential voices in the recovery community. Adams is now a Presidential Fellow and the Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue University and speaks on the interplay between substance misuse, mental health, and infectious disease. Through his own recovery journey, Jensen co-founded a digital health management company, WEconnect, to support others in the recovery community.

The third season also features:

  • Jeanmarie Perrone, Penn Medicine
  • Tom McDermitt and Bethany Franklin of Caron Treatment Centers
  • Chris Molaro, CEO and founder of Neuroflow

The Someone You Know® podcast series is available on all major podcast platforms including Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Libsyn and more.

About the Independence Blue Cross Foundation

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBX 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 its inception, the IBX Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2024, the IBX Foundation will have awarded grants totaling more than $85 million to support nonprofits and research improving the health and well-being of communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more by visiting our website: ibxfoundation.org. Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on LinkedIn.

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.

Learn more by visiting our website: ibxfoundation.org. Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on LinkedIn.

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