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."
“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.
"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.
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.)
Through Premera's Social Impact program, Eastside nonprofits were awarded grants to address behavioral health.
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).
Premera's vice president of Corporate Communications shares his thoughts on a recent trip to Napaskiak, Alaska.
Self-care isn't selfish. An important reminder in the new year.
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.