Author Archives: Trish Hubbell

Program Gets African American Churches to Compete ‘Body & Soul’ For Better Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the American Cancer Society are teaming up with churches around the state to improve the health of African Americans. Churches in Grand Rapids, Flint, and southeast Michigan are taking a stand and consciously choosing … Continue reading

Lansing-Area Communities Share $10,000 in Wellness Grants After Record Blues’ Community Challenge

With a boost from the Blues, participants in the Winter Warm-Up and Blues’ Community Challenge took a few walks around the Earth this winter — and never left the Lansing area to do it.  The occasion was a free eight-week walking … Continue reading

Elementary Schools Can Still Apply for Childhood Obesity Prevention Grants

Building Healthy Communities grant applications are still being accepted for the 2012-2013 school year. Selected elementary schools will receive a healthy school transformation package of program materials, curriculum, equipment, professional development, mentoring and technical support valued at $30,000. Applications are … Continue reading

‘Total Body Health’ Junior Achievement Storefront to Educate Kids About Health Insurance and Financial Literacy

Educating young people about health insurance and health care planning empowers them to make better choices as they grow into adulthood. This is why we are proud to partner with Junior Achievement and Quicken Loans in support of the Quicken … Continue reading

Expanded Partnership, Funding Opportunities Help Michigan Schools Tackle Childhood Obesity

When what was once considered a health issue of mild concern explodes into a full-blown epidemic, it’s time to not just act fast, but to act big. That was the thinking that moved Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan when … Continue reading

BCBSM and St. John Providence Health System Partner to Help the Uninsured

Leaders from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and St. John Providence Health System got together recently to celebrate a new partnership to help the growing number of uninsured in southern Oakland County and the northwest border of Detroit. The … Continue reading

Michigan’s Free Clinics Help Uninsured Manage Chronic Illness and Improve Health

Diabetes and high blood pressure are two chronic health conditions that need constant monitoring. Many of the uninsured who count on free clinics in Michigan have these types of serious health problems. Having a chronic health condition without access to … Continue reading

Flu-Shot Disparities in Underserved Communities the Target of Informational Campaign

Winter in Michigan is hard enough with cold, snowy days and long nights, but it’s also the beginning of flu season. There isn’t much you can do about the weather, but there are ways to arm yourself against seasonal influenza. … Continue reading

Blue Cross, Seeds of Promise Partner to Tackle Health Disparities in African-American Community

For many Michiganders there is a massive gap somewhere between the dream and the reality of health care delivery. The growing disparities in health across diverse communities was the center of attention at Let’s Talk Health, a recent gathering of … Continue reading

POH Riley Foundation’s Sister & Sister Initiative Promotes Free Mammogram Services, Breast Health Education for Women in Oakland County

We know mammograms save lives but not everyone can afford them. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is collaborating with the POH Riley Foundation’s Sister & Sister Free Mammogram program to encourage both men and women to learn about breast … Continue reading