CHICAGO — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is awarding 15 community-based organizations a total of $1 million in funding to promote expanded access to preventive health care resources, including wellness visits, screenings, vaccinations and health education.
Blessing Health System of Quincy is one of the participating organizations and is receiving $55,000. Blessing and BCBSIL are teaming for several wellness events in Quincy, including Saturday’s health fair at the Blessing Resource Center.
The grants are part of BCBSIL’s Wellness Can’t Wait campaign, which focuses on empowering people to take a proactive approach to their health aimed at impacting their long-term wellness.
“To help our communities stay healthy, it’s important that we provide opportunities for as many people as possible to make their health a priority. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is proud to partner with hyperlocal community organizations that do so much to make wellness care and resources accessible on a neighborhood level,” said Harmony Harrington, vice president of government and community relations for BCBSIL.
Many Illinois residents had put off in-person appointments for non-urgent care at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. BCBSIL wants to help people get back on track by making preventive care a priority.
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