Author Archives: Grace Derocha

Michigan Indian Family Olympics brings together a community with fun activity

Teams from 10 Michigan-based Native American tribal communities spent nine weeks this summer getting more physically active.  Their efforts were part of the 2013 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Tribe to Tribe and Blues Community Challenge. The incentive-based … Continue reading

Blues employees are lunch buddies for Metro Detroit youth

Over 50 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network employees are enjoying their lunch with some very special friends. The Blues have teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit to mentor students as part … Continue reading

Even small changes can go a long way in preventing diabetes

One in three adults—about 2.6 million adults in Michigan—have prediabetes and most are unaware of their condition.  Many also do not know that with simple lifestyle changes, progression from prediabetes to diabetes can be prevented. Prediabetes means a person has … Continue reading

National Nutrition Month encourages people to Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage healthy eating and sound physical activity habits, National Nutrition Month occurs every March. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. This encourages personalized healthy eating habits for everyone … Continue reading

A Case Study in Workplace Wellness: Rehmann Group

We all know a healthier workforce is a more productive workforce. The Saginaw-based Rehmann Group agrees. The tax-planning and financial consulting services group believed in supporting changes to help its 600+ employees live a healthy lifestyle. By working with BCBSM … Continue reading

Promoting Wellness From the Inside Out: My Role as a Dietitian at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

I love what I do because I get to teach others about topics from healthy eating to exercise as a dietitian for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Wellness and Care Management Consulting team, but I also get to learn from the very … Continue reading