News Releases - 2014
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas frequently provides company news releases to Kansas media. Listed below are the general releases which have been distributed to media contacts during 2013. These releases are in their original wording as presented to the media. Published versions may have varied.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation Commits $150,000 in Renewing Its Healthy Habits for Life School Grant Program for 2015
July 15, 2014 - The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation is seeking grant applications until Oct. 10 from school personnel – including nurses, teachers and administrators – interested in helping their students reduce their cardiovascular risk, increase their physical activity or learn healthy eating habits.
Sloan Re-elected Chairman, Four Kansans Elected to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors
May 8, 2014 - Steve W. Sloan, Pittsburg, was re-elected to a second, one-year term as chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 8 in Topeka. Diane L. Lee, CPA, CSEP, Hutchinson, was re-elected to a second, one-year term as vice chairman.
National Walk @ Lunch Day® April 30 Offers Opportunity to Start Walking to Better Health
Apr. 1, 2014 - The path to better health begins with just one step….as long is it is followed by another and another as part of a regular walking program. Walking is one of the easiest and most effective forms of exercise; that is why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is sponsoring the eighth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day® April 30 as a way to encourage busy Kansans to find 30 minutes a day to walk.
Six Kansas Communities Receive BlueCHIP® Awards for Promoting Healthy Environments
Jan. 28, 2014 - What do Baldwin City, Eudora, Garden City, Manhattan, Ottawa and Thomas County all have in common? Not only a collaborative nature that has resulted in healthier communities but also a BlueCHIP® Award from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA).
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation Contributions Reach $641,635 in 2013
Jan. 21, 2014 - With an eye to addressing both the immediate health care needs of uninsured Kansans as well as supporting long-term initiatives to improve the overall health of residents, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation distributed $641,635.96 during 2013 to 260 non-profit entities in its 103-county service area.