Author Archives: Helen Battersby

Launching a faith-based community partnership to encourage healthy eating and exercise

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan kicked off it’s fourth annual Blues Community Challenge in partnership with the American Cancer Society’s Body & Soul program with 15 participating churches from the Grand Rapids area. They started their healthy journey at … Continue reading

Building Healthy Communities initiative funds childhood health programs in 20 Michigan elementary schools

This fall the Blues, in partnerships with the Center for School Health in the College of Education at Wayne State University and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, kicked off the latest round of the Building Healthy Communities school-based childhood obesity grants initiative. … Continue reading

How Our New Building Healthy Communities Partnership Aligns With Governor Snyder’s Call for Collaboration

Gov. Rick Snyder recently said that “health is the foundation for Michigan’s economic transformation,” and in alignment with his broader plea to improve residents’ health and combat obesity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has announced a partnership with Wayne State … Continue reading

Participants Climb 70 Flights of Stairs in Detroit to Raise $175,000 for the American Lung Association

Burning quads and searing lungs helped raise $174,764.50 for the American Lung Association during its annual Fight For Air Climb stair race in Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan sent three teams up the 70-floor Renaissance Center to help … Continue reading