Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to announce the launch of Healthy Home Team, a community initiative that awards grants to Nebraska high schools to support the health and well-being of their communities. 

As part of BCBSNE’s mission of championing health and well-being, the Healthy Home Team campaign partners with high schools across the state to encourage students to live their best and healthiest lives. 

Each year, BCBSNE will award 100 schools with a $500 grant to support health and well-being activities and initiatives, along with a customized team spirit sign to proudly display in their athletic facilities. In addition, a panel of BCBSNE judges will announce one school in November to receive an additional $5,000 grant to further support their students and community. 

“We are thrilled to launch the Healthy Home Team campaign as part of our mission to champion the health and well-being of our members and the communities we serve,” said Jeff Russell, president and CEO of BCBSNE. “At Blue Cross, we believe investing in our youth is an investment in the future of our state. Through this campaign, we hope to empower high schools to implement innovative programs that prioritize the well-being of their students and neighborhoods.” 

Starting Friday, June 7 until Friday, Aug. 2, interested schools can complete a short application for a chance to become a Healthy Home Team partner school. During the application process, schools will share how they will use the grant funds available through the campaign to promote health and well-being in their community if selected. Proposals for supporting health and well-being could include student wellness programs, community health efforts or athletics. 

To learn more about the campaign and apply, visit ​