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National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskan to get up and get moving

More than 1,000 individuals and 146 companies and schools took the online NW@L pledge to participate, helping to raise $4,132 for Special Olympics Nebraska to support the nonprofit’s 19 year-round sports, free health screenings and school programs across the state. Participating in NW@L Day has been over a decade-long tradition for Blue Cross and Blue

By |2021-05-18T15:29:39-05:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskan to get up and get moving

BCBSNE and YMCA motivate Nebraskans to get healthy

With the onset of a new year, many make resolutions to focus more on their health. The Ed Thomas YMCA of McCook’s Get Fit Team Challenge is making that easier. The challenge runs 10 weeks and has teams of 15 compete and motivate each other to a healthier lifestyle. “As a part of the challenge,

By |2021-01-22T11:47:02-06:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE and YMCA motivate Nebraskans to get healthy

BCBSNE sponsors Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to sponsor Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD), a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health charities, including March of Dimes, since 1972. BCBSNE recently supported March of Dimes in recognizing nurses making a difference across the state by sponsoring

By |2021-01-07T10:30:33-06:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE sponsors Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year Award

BCBSNE helps protect Nebraskans from the flu with no-cost vaccinations

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), in partnership with the Central District Health Department (CDHD) and YMCA locations across the state, helped Nebraskans prepare for flu season with no-cost vaccinations. CDHD clinics CDHD offered no-cost flu vaccinations to approximately 10,000 students in preschool through 12th grade in collaboration with Grand Island Public Schools

By |2020-11-24T09:26:08-06:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE helps protect Nebraskans from the flu with no-cost vaccinations

BCBSNE donations help students return to the classroom safely

Donations from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) are helping students return to the classroom safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lourdes Central Catholic Schools In Nebraska City, students at Lourdes Central Catholic Schools recently started the new school year in-person, heading back to the classroom for the first time since March. “We’re

By |2020-09-11T10:34:48-05:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations help students return to the classroom safely

OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

OneWorld Community Health Centers is accustomed to change. The nonprofit has been evolving to serve the Omaha metro for the last 50 years — but never more rapidly than in the last few months. “The pandemic has dramatically affected the work we do,” says CEO Andrea Skolkin. OneWorld is headquartered in Douglas County’s top COVID-19

By |2020-07-24T15:45:04-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

With support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), two local nonprofits recently began distributing face masks to people in need. Cloth face coverings may help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends people wear face masks in public when social distancing

By |2020-07-24T15:46:11-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Community support has always been an important part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) culture. When Nebraska’s community needs shifted rapidly in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BCBSNE shifted the focus of its support in response. The company has re-aligned its community engagement efforts to help those impacted by the pandemic.

By |2021-01-05T15:18:38-06:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

BCBSNE donates $20,000 to Open Door Mission

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently donated $20,000 to the Open Door Mission. The donation will support the nonprofit in providing shelter and care for men, women and children experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Candace Gregory, Open Door Mission president and CEO. “The well-being of our entire community is our

By |2020-04-07T14:51:15-05:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donates $20,000 to Open Door Mission

The Life House is a dual force in critical time of need for diapers and food

Tegan Reed, executive director of The Life House, still has that valentine – the red crayon drawing of a heart, the carefully-placed Minion stickers, and a young girl’s handwritten message: “You are the best.” “She handed it to me with a huge smile and a big hug. It really struck me because, to her, we

By |2021-06-14T13:36:14-05:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Life House is a dual force in critical time of need for diapers and food