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Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium

Community Health Symposium

The Community Health Symposium is an annual event that provides organizations within the state of Florida opportunities to help improve the wellness of Floridians. In addition, it provides a way for members of the community to discuss critical health care issues and look for solutions to affordability, access, and quality.

Check back in Fall 2022 for 2023 information.

Sapphire Awards

The Sapphire Awards honor programs, organizations, and individuals that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in addressing community health issues. Since 2005, a total of 130 Sapphire Awards have been presented totaling more than $6.3 million.

Nominations for the 2023 Sapphire Awards competition close on October 13, 2022.

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2022 Highlights

The Florida Blue Foundation’s Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards is an annual two-day event that brings together thought leaders, supporters of the Florida Blue Foundation and nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health of the communities in our state. This year’s event focused on health equity, one of three key drivers of health that have a significant impact on overall health and health outcomes.

Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards Video

Upcoming Events

Florida Blue and Florida Blue Foundation in the Community Forums

  • Event Time: September 7, 13, 14 and 22                                                                        

  • Locations: Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville                                                     

  • Click the city closest to you to register.

  • What to Expect: Hear about CSR and philanthropy at Florida Blue and Florida Blue Foundation at the event closest to you. Click on the city to learn more and to register for the event in that city: Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville.

2023 Sapphire Awards Nomination Application Webinar

  • Event Time: September 15, 2022, 10:00AM - 11:30AM                                   

  • Location: Zoom webinar                                                              

  • Registration required for participation

  • What to Expect: Learn about how to nominate a program, organization, or individual in our state that is working to improve the mental well-being of the people and communities in Florida.

Health Equity and Social Justice Forum

  • Event Time: October 12, 2022                                                                        

  • Locations: Florida Blue Conference Center, 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32246

  • Registration is open.

  • What to Expect: Join us as we begin to look at some of the barriers to equity and social justice and discuss possible proactive solutions to bring parity to both issues.

2023 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards – Big Issues in Health: A Focus on Mental Well-Being

  • Event Time: April 12-13, 2023

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

  • Registration opens late 2022.

  • What to Expect: Hear from dynamic, inspirational speakers on the topic of mental well-being, participate in professional development sessions, network with attendees, recognize excellence and innovation in mental well-being with the annual Sapphire Awards, and return home energized with ideas to share.

Contact Us

Florida Blue Foundation
4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, DC202 Jacksonville, FL 32246

1-800-477-3736
ext.63215

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