Building Healthier Communities
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) promoting health and wellness is one of our core business goals, and it drives our community involvement. We're dedicated to helping Montana be a healthier place to live, work, and play. Here's how:
Understanding What Communities Need
It takes more than a one-time grant or service project to make a lasting difference in the community. So, we seek out, support, and partner with organizations that already understand how to best meet the needs of their community and we do what we can to help their programs succeed.
The best way to help a community is to be an active part of it. BCBSMT has a presence at diverse events throughout the state, sponsoring the Health and Wellness booths, volunteering in events throughout the year and coordinating healthy activities like the annual Governor's Cup running event.
Making an Impact Annual Highlights
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana provides financial support to 501(c)(3) organizations in the form of grants or sponsorships. The focus of our grants and sponsorships is to support organizations that promote health and wellness and work with underserved Montanans.
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To get the message out about health and wellness, BCBSMT participates in and coordinates numerous community events.
The Governor's Cup is a running/walking event that presents Montanans with a fun and festive opportunity to celebrate the benefits of exercise. Annually conducted on the second Saturday of June, the Governor's Cup features a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K, 5K, and Kids Marathon and Fun Run.
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Blue Corps Employee Volunteers
BCBSMT employees love to give back to the communities we live and work in, and as evidence logged more than 9,500 hours of personal volunteer time in 2019.
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Care Van® Program
BCBSMT's Care Van mobile clinics canvas the state, partnering with municipal and county health departments who offer services like free or low-cost immunizations.
As the health and wellness ambassador for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, Blue Bear promotes healthier practices among Montanans, especially young children.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) began in 2014 as a three-year initiative to improve the health and wellness of children.
Together with partners across four other states, HKHF is designed to reach at least 1 million children and their families by focusing on nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and supporting safe environments.
Grant opportunities are available for organizations that align with the focus areas of the initiative.
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