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Collaborations with local nonprofits focused on improving lives and communities
Last year, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) and its philanthropic arm, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, announced more than $3.6 million in new or continued efforts to address critical health issues facing Ohio, including food and housing insecurity, behavioral health access, the opioid crisis, and infant mortality. Anthem’s collaborations with local nonprofits also supported other health initiatives such as cancer prevention, heart health, children’s physical activity, and addressing social determinants of health.
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“We are deeply invested in Ohio and we remain committed to partnership with local nonprofits, municipalities and state organizations in every corner of Ohio as the most effective approach to tackling our most pressing health concerns,” said Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio President Steve Martenet. “We’ve served Ohio for 81 years and with more than 4,000 Anthem associates calling ourselves Buckeyes, our community commitment will only grow.”
Anthem associates gave 8,200 volunteer hours and donated $500,000 through associate giving programs, including a unique volunteer hour matching program through which Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation offers a $10 donation for every hour volunteered by an Anthem associate.
Highlights of Anthem’s and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation’s 2019 efforts to promote health and wellness in Ohio included support of the following causes:
To learn more about the Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation commitment to critical initiatives and addressing social drivers of health, visit Anthem’s Corporate Responsibility Report: www.anthemcorporateresponsibility.com and follow @AnthemFDN on Facebook and Twitter.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation
Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that make up its Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets: maternal health, diabetes prevention, cancer prevention, heart health and healthy, active lifestyles, behavioral health efforts and programs that benefit people with disabilities. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s year-round Dollars for Dollars program which provides a 100 percent match of associates’ donations, as well as its Volunteer Time Off and Dollars for Doers community service programs. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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