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Blue & You Foundation Invests $3.4 Million in Health

What do a splash pad, a nurse case manager, a cooking class and a telemedicine system have in common? They are examples of health-promoting requests funded by the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas in 2020. This year, the Blue & You Foundation awarded $3.4 million in grants to fund 40 initiatives in 23 of Arkansas’ 75 counties.

Blue & You Foundation logoArkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the Blue & You Foundation in 2001. Since then, it has awarded more than $36 million to nonprofits and governmental agencies. That means 1,922 health-improvement programs in 248 communities and in all 75 counties.

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Here’s a sampling:

  • Ashdown Community Foundation ($150,000) – to build a splash pad in the city park
  • McGehee Hospital ($150,000) – to hire nurses to help 300 patients in southeast Arkansas manage chronic conditions
  • Arkansas Council on Economic Education, Little Rock ($23,460) – to teach 120 schoolteachers from throughout the state how to prepare nutritious, low-cost meals
  • Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home ($149,997) – to create a telemedicine system for healthcare providers in north-central Arkansas
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