Mission, Passion, and Acceleration
Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Partners:
For the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, 2015 was a year of action and impact. Driven by our mission to lead sustainable solutions to improve the health and wellness of our communities, in our fourth year, we moved forward quickly and on many fronts.
With the enthusiastic support of our board, we launched a new model for funding community health centers through our Blue Safety Net program and expanded our Nurses for Tomorrow program to advance the preparation of future leaders in this vitally important profession. We led our Healthy Futures Initiative into its final year and, through our Building Healthier Communities program, funded innovative projects addressing the most pressing health needs of people across our region.
We pursued all of our work with passionate commitment, as the importance of our mission demands nothing less. We also moved forward with careful thought, determined to ensure that our bold actions yield measurable results.
We are proud to say that the approaches we have taken have been consistently validated — by our partners, by other organizations looking to our example, and, most importantly, by those we serve.
Four years ago, we envisioned the positive impact this Foundation would have on so many lives. We are proud of our accomplishments and deeply grateful to all our partners in achieving such progress.
We look forward to your continued commitment as we move forward together.