Healthy Kids, Healthy Families®


Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) began in 2011 as a three-year initiative designed to improve the health and wellness of at least 1 million children through community investments by Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. With nearly 3 million children impacted to date, HKHF is now part of HCSC's ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of the children and families across the states where we operate. The initiative will also expand into HCSC's newest health plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, throughout 2014 and beyond.

The Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative invests in and partners with nonprofit organizations that offer sustainable, measurable programs to reach children and their families in the following areas:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Disease prevention and management
  • Supporting safe environments

We welcome the opportunity to partner with nonprofit organizations that share our goals, and we invite you to read our grants page to learn more about how we can collaborate and to also learn about the progreams supported through this effort. You are welcome to contact us or visit our Social Responsibility Report  to view our most recent updates and activities through this initiative. We look forward to hearing from you.

Examples of major partners in each of our focus areas include:

 

American Lung Association

Through our partnership with the American Lung Association, we work directly with health centers to improve the quality of care for children with asthma, by engaging providers, community leaders and educators, resulting in improved long-term care outcomes.



KaBOOM!

We partner with KaBOOM! to build safe community playgrounds and spread the word about the importance of play to increase children's physical activity and promote healthy lifestyles.



Mobile Health Vans

Our mobile health vans travel throughout our states to increase access to care for the children and adults in underserved communities.



Loveisrespect.org

We are excited to partner with Loveisrespect.org to spread awareness of teen dating violence and provide resources and training to better equip our children and communities to respond to this silent epidemic.