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2019 Hero AxialHealthcare Tackling Opioids

Tackling the opioids epidemic with connectivity and compassion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 50 million people suffer from chronic or severe pain – just over 20 percent of the U.S. adult population. In fact, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons ...

2019 Hero Healthify SDOH

Building a high-tech, high-touch model to address social determinants of health

Early in my career, I served as a community health worker for Medicaid families in Baltimore, and that work raised some important questions about the disadvantages and health consequences facing people in low-income communities. In Baltimore, for exa...

2018 Hero NLO Insights

An outstretched hand to organized labor

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s National Labor Office (NLO) partners with organized labor and the independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies around the country to serve the distinctive healthcare needs and goals of unionized work...

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Finish the fight against tobacco

One of the greatest public health achievements in recent decades has been our accelerated progress in reducing cigarette smoking – the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States. In fact, smoking rates have fallen so sharply that&...

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4 essentials for the continued success of Medicare Advantage

One in three Medicare beneficiaries is now enrolled in Medicare Advantage, a private health plan that focuses on coordinated, patient-centered care and provides benefits that aren’t available in traditional Medicare. Medicare Advantage now...