New Digital Social Responsibility Report Brings Stories of Community Impact to Life
Submitted by: Health Care Service Corporation
Posted: Apr 01, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST
CHICAGO, Apr. 01 /CSRwire/ - Against a backdrop of rising childhood obesity and other medical concerns, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and hundreds of community partners collaborated to improve the health of nearly three million children across Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas last year.
According to the company’s new Social Responsibility Report, which can be found online at www.hcsc2012srr.com, HCSC and local community partners made significant progress reaching at-risk children by focusing on physical activity, nutrition education, disease prevention and management, and safe environments. These four focus areas comprise the core strategy of the company’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative, which was launched in 2011.
“The goal of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative is to find, fund and foster innovative, local ideas that can measurably improve the health of the most vulnerable children who live in the four states served by our insurance plans,” said David Sandor, vice president of Health Care Service Corporation. “Thanks to the creativity and determination of our many community partners, we are making solid progress but also have much more to do.”
The company’s report also highlighted progress across other components of its social responsibility, including such areas as diversity and inclusion, sustainability, ethics and compliance.
The 2012 report was produced digitally, reducing environmental impact and enabling a more dynamic presentation of community partnerships through videos and social media integration. Readers can instantly share and comment on a specific page of the report through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter or email the entire report to friends and colleagues.
Examples of HCSC’s collaboration with community organizations include:
Additional highlights of the company’s contributions outlined in the 2012 report include:
About Health Care Service Corporation
Health Care Service Corporation is the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with more than 13 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. A Mutual Legal Reserve Company, HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, please visit www.HCSC.com, visit our Facebook page or follow us at www.twitter.com/HCSC.