Florida Blue Foundation Recognized as 2019 Outstanding Community Partner at Florida Literacy Awards

Posted on May 24th 2019 by Toni Woods

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The Florida Blue Foundation received the Outstanding Community Partner Award at the 2019 Florida Literacy Conference, which was held on May 1-3 rd at the Daytona Beach Plaza Resort. Florida Blue has been a generous supporter and leader in promoting literacy and health literacy since it became the founding sponsor of the Florida Health Literacy Initiative 10 years ago. This statewide program, administered by the Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC), provides training, resources and funding to assist...

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Toni Woods is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue. She has worked in communications for more than 20 years in the health care, energy and sports industries, working with media around the world. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Kick That Lonely Feeling

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Loneliness is a tricky emotion to understand. Maybe you feel like you’re lacking attachments you once had, or you’re facing something new like an unfamiliar school, town, job or other life change. Perhaps you feel like you don’t have anyone to share your feelings and experiences with. Or you feel unlovable – even if others don’t think so – and aren’t sure why. However it presents itself, loneliness creates powerful feelings of emptiness and isolation, but it’s more common than you think. Nearly...

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What's a Short-Term Health Insurance Plan?

Posted on May 22nd 2019 by Florida Blue

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John was excited…and nervous. Up until now, the most he had to think about was figuring out what he was doing every weekend. But things just got real. John accepted his dream job in Florida. This meant moving a few states away from his parents, getting his own place and footing the whole bill for the first time in his life. He knew he’d have to pay for rent, a car and car insurance, utilities and food. But last night when his parents sat him down to help him with a budget, he realized he hadn’t...

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At a Florida Blue Center Near You: June 2019

Posted on May 21st 2019 by Florida Blue

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Don't miss out on events at your Florida Blue Center. We welcome all Floridians! You don't have to be a member to get in on free events happening at your local Florida Blue Center. From health fairs and weekly wellness programs to special guest seminars, take advantage of these free events for you and your family. You can even bring a friend! See what activities are being offered this month, check your local center calendar for more details. Better You Nutrition 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 and 7/2,...

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Join the Fun on National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Posted on May 17th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Calling all seniors! Wednesday, May 29, 2019, is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, and some of our Florida Blue Centers are getting in on the fun. National Senior Health and Fitness Day is a nationwide event that promotes the importance of physical activity in older adults. It’s held every year in May, during Older American’s Month. Local organizations across the nation are encouraged to take part. That’s where our Florida Blue Centers come in! This is your chance to join in on the...

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Managing Diabetes and Prediabetes Can Be Easier with Florida Blue

Posted on May 7th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes comes with challenges. You have to pay close attention to your diet, your blood glucose levels and your overall health. If you or someone you love has diabetes, we want to help you overcome those challenges and live your healthiest life. The price of insulin and diabetic supplies goes up each year, sometimes drastically. That’s why we offer several ways to save money on these life-saving medications and devices. Florida Blue members can get diabetes...

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Our Volunteers Build Strong Communities

Posted on May 3rd 2019 by Stephanie Demchik-Pascual

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National Volunteer Week is a way to recognize and celebrate the individuals who give selflessly to help others in and out of the communities. We are committed to helping our communities achieve better health, and National Volunteer week and it gives us an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service. The power of volunteers is paramount—they build stronger communities and are a force that can help transform the world. Volunteering can be richly rewarding in many ways. You can give...

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Stephanie Demchik-Pascual

Stephanie Demchik-Pascual recently relocated back to the Orlando area from Philadelphia and now works as an internal communications consultant at Florida Blue. Stephanie first came to the Orlando area in 1999 to participate in the Disney College Program. She is happy to back enjoying the sun and year-round warm weather. Stephanie has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications from Drexel University. She has a passion for Corporate Social Responsibility and enjoys volunteering and being the difference.

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Two North Florida Organizations Named Finalists for the Florida Blue Foundation's Sapphire Awards

Posted on May 1st 2019 by Toni Woods

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Two local nonprofits are finalists for the Florida Blue Foundation’s prestigious Sapphire Awards to recognize excellence in community health care statewide. The awards are part of the Foundation’s annual Community Health Symposium , taking place in Orlando May 9-10, that brings together health advocates from across the country to discuss major health issues. Pat Geraghty, president and CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue, will announce the Sapphire Award winners at a dinner on May 9th. The I.M...

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Toni Woods is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue. She has worked in communications for more than 20 years in the health care, energy and sports industries, working with media around the world. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Central Florida Organizations Honored by Florida Blue Foundation

Posted on May 1st 2019 by Toni Woods

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A telehealth solution to increase access to mental health care and a program that gives away “superhero” prosthetics to needy children join a health advocate with decades of work locally as finalists for the Florida Blue Foundation’s prestigious Sapphire Awards. The awards are part of the Foundation’s annual Community Health Symposium May 9-10 that brings together health advocates from across the country to discuss major health issues. Pat Geraghty, president and CEO of GuideWell and Florida...

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Toni Woods

Toni Woods is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue. She has worked in communications for more than 20 years in the health care, energy and sports industries, working with media around the world. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Florida Blue Foundation Recognizes Several South Florida Organizations

Posted on Apr 30th 2019 by Toni Woods

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A former Miami Heat star, the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and two local nonprofit health centers are finalists for the Florida Blue Foundation’s prestigious Sapphire Awards to recognize excellence in community health care. The awards are part of the Foundation’s annual Community Health Symposium , taking place in Orlando May 9-10, that brings together health advocates from across the country to discuss major health issues. Pat Geraghty, president and CEO of GuideWell and...

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Toni Woods

Toni Woods is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue. She has worked in communications for more than 20 years in the health care, energy and sports industries, working with media around the world. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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