Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s work to improve health and strengthen local communities continued in 2013, as the company, its associates and corporate foundation directed more than $1.75 million and hundreds of volunteer hours to health-improving causes, organizations and programs in Wisconsin.
”Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is committed to transforming health care with trusted and caring solutions, and that extends directly to our work in communities throughout Wisconsin,” said Larry Schreiber, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. “We’re proud to support the organizations and programs that are working to help our friends and neighbors live their healthiest lives possible.”
Through its State Health Index – a compilation of public health measures – and Healthy Generations grant program, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its foundation work to identify the health issues most in need of attention and then direct charitable support and volunteer efforts toward improving those areas.
Major areas of focus for Anthem in 2013 included promoting active lifestyles and working to reduce the devastating impact of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disease on Wisconsin children, adults and seniors.
”With roots dating back to 1940, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has seen a lot of change,” said Schreiber. “What’s not changed is our commitment to serving our members and advancing health in Wisconsin. It is a true honor to work with so many great people and organizations and we look forward to doing so again in the year ahead.”
A PDF summary of the company’s 2013 efforts can be downloaded here.
Infographic: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin - 2013 Community Commitment
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