We Are Orlando

Posted on Jun 30th 2016 by Beth Hinojosa

On June 12, an armed man killed 49 people and wounded at least 50 others at a downtown nightclub in Orlando. As part of the Orlando community, we mourn the loss of these innocent people, many of them members of the LGBT and Hispanic communities. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence and to their families and loved ones.  Free Grief C [...]

Telephone and in-person counseling services available for both English and Spanish speaking individuals. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health and Metro Health, Wellness & Community Centers, is offering support to individuals affected by recent tragic events in Orlando during the upcoming St. Pete Pride weekend, June 25-26. [...]

Telephone and in-person counseling services available for both English and Spanish speaking individuals ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to individuals and loved ones affected by recent tragic events in Orlando. The company is providing the community access to specially trained behavioral health counselors v [...]

Summer is upon us, and here at the Jacksonville Florida Blue Centers we want to encourage you to get out and be healthy! In the month of June, we are offering various events in our two local centers to help you be a healthier version of yourself! We hope you take advantage of our FREE offerings and as always, all events are open to all community members, so bring a friend! Activ [...]

Is your calendar looking a little light for the month of May? The weather is nice and we want to encourage you to get up and out! Our two local Florida Blue Centers in Jacksonville provide various community activities that are free and open to all community members. We invite you and your guests to join us! Here are the details for our upcoming events: Activities being held at: [...]

Volunteers bring breath and depth to our mission of helping communities achieve better health. Today we salute the volunteer efforts of Laura Johnson, an account management specialist on our sales administration team. So Laura, why is volunteering important to you? I think everyone should find a way to support their local communities and the causes that are imp [...]

We are continuing our series on some of our Florida Blue volunteers. Meet Betsy Haddad who is a Provider Solutions Advisor.  She works in our Lake Mary Office and has been volunteering all of her life. Betsy, why is volunteering important to you? My family set a strong example of volunteering in our community and my parents still do volunteer work t [...]

Can nature enhance your health? There's a strong case to be made that it can. The idea that getting outdoors - on national wildlife refuges, for example - can improve your state of mind and, with it, your physical well-being isn't exactly new. But there's a large and growing body of research behind it. Even small doses of nature can make a difference in the inne [...]

This Earth Day think about doing a little more, perhaps your employer offers you the opportunity to take a Volunteer Day off? Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated this year on April 22. During this day there are worldwide events to demonstrate support on ways to protect the environent. It was initially started in 1970 and now is celebrated in more that 190 countries.  [...]

Last week, President Barak Obama officially proclaimed this week as National Volunteer Week.  He stated that volunteers help drive our country’s progress day in and day out while making extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility.  National Volunteer week is a way to recognize and celebrate the individuals who give selflessly to help others in and out of the communities [...]

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