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 [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Six Florida community-based health nonprofits will share $1.5 million in grants from the Florida Blue Foundation to fund innovative ideas, programs and best practice models for new health solutions to help underserved, multicultural populations across Florida. The grantees and their innovative programs are: Ability Housing of Northeas [...]

Guided tours on Dec. 1 open to public as annual Medicare enrollment season draws to a close JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2015) – A new model of health care for Medicare beneficiaries in Florida lands in Jacksonville in 2016, and its creators are offering a sneak peek just in time to make coverage changes for the new year. The federal government’s annual Medicare enrol [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the seventh straight year, Florida Blue’s strong commitment to policies and practices supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees has resulted in a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Florida Blue, the leading health solutions compan [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Blue Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2016 Sapphire Awards through September 18, 2015. The Sapphire Awards, given annually by the Florida Blue Foundation since 2005, recognize excellence and innovation in nonprofit community health leadership and programming in Florida. Three categories of awards are available: program, organization an [...]

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