Anthem Blue Cross Improves Health of Residents

NEWS // September 25, 2015

Anthem Blue Cross Programs Help Improve Resident Health

Anthem Blue Cross has partnered with the County of San Diego to improve the health and lives of both San Diego residents and employees of the County.  

Anthem has contributed to improving the health of residents through its longtime participation in the annual Love Year Heart event.  Each year during the one-day event, Anthem works with its provider partners to offer hundreds of free blood pressure screenings to the public to help San Diegans take charge of their own health.

Anthem has also made the wellbeing of County employees a priority. As one of the health plans for County of San Diego employees, Anthem developed and sponsored the County‘s Maintain, Don’t Gain employee wellness campaign that helped motivate more than 200 participants to maintain their current weight or lose weight.  Over the quarter, participants in the campaign logged 70.9 million steps - that’s equivalent to 1.4 trips around the Earth or 3.2 million calories burned!

Through Anthem’s charitable contributions, a recent grant to Adaptive Sports & Recreation Association helped fund their Junior Adaptive Sports Camp which helps athletes ages 4 to 18 with a physical disability enjoy various adaptive sports.  Camp participants are teamed with committed volunteers with a passion for adaptive sports to learn the fundamentals of many sports, improving their existing skills and developing new ones. Junior Adaptive Sports Camp provides the “team experience,” boosting self‐esteem, enhancing self‐confidence, and most importantly, exposing participants to various adaptive sports they can continue to play throughout the year.

From North County to the southern border, Anthem is helping San Diegans live a healthier and happier life.