For numerous initiatives enabling people with disabilities to join its workforce and easily access information, Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, was named 2017 Employer of the Year for businesses with fewer than 100,000 employees by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in [...]

The Florida Blue Foundation will present its 2017 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards, Creating a Culture of Health, April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. As the capstone of the event, the Foundation will award $365,000 in gra [...]

Nationally recognized experts on health care reform and building healthy communities will share their expertise at the Florida Blue Foundation’s Community Health Symposium on April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. The 2017 event, Creating a Culture of Health, features sessions, roundtable discussions, professional development and networking opp [...]

Innovative programs such as using Uber to transport people to follow-up doctor appointments and programs that help consumers take control of their health have earned 10 Florida community-based health nonprofits a share of $2.5 million in funding from the Florida Blue Foundation. The grants will enable the nonprofits to deliver creative and effective ways to improve health care for underserved, [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - To help Florida’s diverse population make informed choices about their health and nutrition, the Florida Blue Foundation continued its support of the Florida Literacy Coalition for an eighth year by awarding 15 grants totaling almost $75,000 at the 32nd Annual Florida Literacy Conference in St. Petersburg. The [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Blue Foundation has new Officers and a new Board of Directors following election at the annual meeting of its members and the annual meeting of the Board.  A new Director has been elected and five Directors re-elected to the six-person Board of Directors of the Florida Blue Foundation. The philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue supports co [...]

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Blue Foundation announced the honorees of the Sapphire Awards today from among 13 finalists and 112 nominees from around the state. The awards, totaling $350,000, honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care-related fields, whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievemen [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Blue Foundation has chosen 13 finalists from around the state for its 2016 Sapphire Awards and $350,000 in grants. The awards honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care-related fields, whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health. The winn [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Grant proposals are now being accepted for the Florida Health Literacy Initiative, a partnership of the Florida Blue Foundation and the Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC). This effort provides health-education resources for local adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and family literacy programs so that students in these programs can make informed choices about [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Barry University will receive a $225,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation to create and implement a two-year Statewide Nursing Leadership Development program. Over the grant period, a cohort of 32 nurse professionals from eight regions of Florida – East Central, Northeast, Northwest, North Central, Southeast, Southwest, South and West Central - will r [...]

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