Author Archives: Kristin Coppens

Forecasting the state of health in West Michigan

For the fifth year, Grand Valley State University has provided West Michigan with need to know data on regional health trends. This year’s forecast, released last Friday, focuses on health hurdles in the West Michigan community, the future outlook for … Continue reading

Houghton County clinics receive $100,000 Safety Net grant from BCBSM

As a part of the Strengthening the Safety Net Program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan presented another clinic grant last Friday, December 13th. The program helps aid the uninsured and underinsured in Michigan, by supporting clinic operations, assist individuals … Continue reading

Participating in ArtPrize another part of our commitment to Michigan’s core cities

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we place a significant importance on being a part of the resurgence of Michigan’s core cities. In 2013, 97% of our statewide workforce is located in the downtown cores of our state’s largest … Continue reading

Faith and fitness are a family affair for one Blues Community Challenge participant

In its fourth year, the Body and Soul and the Blues Community Challenge, a partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the American Cancer Society, involves 15 churches in the Grand Rapids area. The challenge incentivizes the faith … Continue reading

Grand Rapids ‘Body & Soul’ health challenge wraps up with segment on WZZM

Back in May, 15 African-American churches in the Grand Rapids area began participating in this year’s Body & Soul and Blues Community Challenge. Recently we had the pleasure of listening in at WZZM-TV while they taped the winners of this … Continue reading