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  • Premera is joining Providence St. Joseph Health and Swedish to provide funding for permanent supportive housing in Seattle. "Homelessness is a health crisis," said Premera CEO Jeff Roe. "When we’re able to get people off the street, their life expectancies increase dramatically."

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    $15 million gift will help build 'affordable high-rise' for Seattle's chronically homeless

    When people think about public spending on homelessness, they often think of homeless shelters. But that's not the most costly part of King County's response to homelessness. It's permanent supportive housing, which provides wraparound social services and often serves people with disabilities or serious mental illness.

  • “Behavioral health is an issue we all need to address together by reducing the stigma around the conditions and providing access to care,” said Paul Hollie, who leads Premera Social Impact.

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    Premera Awards Six Community Grants to Nonprofits Focusing on Behavioral Health

    Mountlake Terrace, Wash. - (March 21, 2019) - Premera Blue Cross through its Premera Social Impact program today announced $595,000 in grants made to six nonprofit organizations across Washington to support behavioral health solutions, particularly in underserved communities. According to studies by the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.

  • "Mental health and physical health aren’t separate,” said Dr. Mia Wise, medical director at Premera. Heart health can impact work and home life. This Heart Month, see what you can do to improve overall health.
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    Minding mental and heart health

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 Here's a question for Heart Month: Did you know that heart and mental health are like the chicken and the egg? It doesn't matter which one came first. Help one and you help the other. One in 2 middle-aged men and 1 in 3 middle-aged women have some form of heart disease.

  • This week at HIMSS, the team behind our Microsoft-powered virtual assistant Premera Scout received the 2019 Microsoft Health Innovation Award. The award recognizes health organizations for using Microsoft’s intelligent health technologies in innovative ways to improve the healthcare experience.
    (Ryan Rosensweig and Neil Lazo are pictured here accepting the award.)
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    HIMSS 19: Microsoft for Healthcare Innovation Award Winners

    The winners of the 2019 Microsoft for Healthcare Innovation Awards were announced at HIMSS19 yesterday during the Microsoft Health Forum. Each year, the awards acknowledge health and life sciences organizations and their technology solution partners that are achieving innovation excellence with a Microsoft-based solution.

  • Through Premera's Social Impact program, Eastside nonprofits were awarded grants to address behavioral health.
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    Premera awards $3.3 million in community grants focusing on behavioral health | Redmond Reporter

    Premera Blue Cross, through its Premera Social Impact program, announced on Dec. 17 that it is giving more than $3.3 million in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations across Washington, including Hopelink in Redmond. "These programs are among the leaders in our area in making a difference in the lives of individuals and families," stated Paul Hollie, who leads Premera Social Impact.

  • Dr. Neil Kaneshiro, medical director of Medical Policy at Premera and pediatrician at Woodinville Pediatrics, talks about the health risks of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
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    Adverse childhood experiences can lead to health risks

    Food, shelter and clothing are all essential for growing children. They're like three legs on a chair. The fourth leg is having a safe, loving family so kids can grow into fully functioning people. Early family life has a greater impact on overall health than once thought.

  • Premera's vice president of Corporate Communications shares his thoughts on a recent trip to Napaskiak, Alaska.
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    Community Health Aides: An old concept finding new life

    Napaskiak is an unlikely place to witness health care innovation. A small village of mostly native Alaskans, Napaskiak is located 400 miles west of Anchorage and is a 20-minute hop by bush plane from Bethel, the nearest city. From the air, the town looks like it was shaken and tossed across the land.

  • Self-care isn't selfish. An important reminder in the new year.
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    Self-care isn't selfish

    Between the holidays, work, and family responsibilities, life can feel more like a pressure cooker than "the most wonderful time of the year." 'Tis the season for self-care. What exactly is that? Self-care is giving your time and attention to things that are healthy for you, like eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep.

  • Premera announced plans earlier this year to help address rural healthcare needs in Washington and Alaska. Since that announcement, Premera’s Rural Health Initiative team has been traveling to communities in our home states, speaking with experts and community members about the issues they face.

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    Understanding rural healthcare in Alaska

    Premera announced plans earlier this year to help address rural healthcare needs in Washington and Alaska. Since that announcement, Premera's Rural Health Initiative team has been traveling to communities in our home states, speaking with experts and community members about the issues they face.

  • To commemorate Veterans Day at Premera, we profiled several of the 150 veterans who work within our ranks throughout the month. Premera veterans shared their stories with us, in their own words. You can find more of these stories on our Facebook page.

    Here is Connie Chapman’s story from our Voices of Veterans series.

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    Voices of Veterans

    To commemorate Veterans Day, we profiled several of the 150 veterans who work within our ranks throughout the month. Premera veterans shared their stories with us, in their own words. Here is Connie Chapman's story from our Voices of Veterans series.

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