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Supporting Communities

Investing in children and families in foster care

Supporting the health and well-being of all North Carolinians means showing up for our most vulnerable. Blue Cross NC has invested more than $4.3 million in partnerships, programs and initiatives to help children, youth and families served by the child welfare system.

Learn more at mediacenter.bcbsnc.com

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Predictive Health Technology

Blue Cross NC’s CEO Dr. Tunde Sotunde On the Human Side of AI

Hear from our CEO about how new investments in predictive health technology can help prevent illness, improve the relationships between care providers and patients and make health care more affordable. 

Learn more at www.linkedin.com

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Supporting Communities

Blue Cross NC Expands Relationship with NC Farm Bureau Insurance

Blue Cross NC is the exclusive health insurance partner for NC Farm Bureau Insurance. The partnership between the two NC-based, not-for-profit insurers expands needed health resources to help residents in all 100 counties.

Learn more at mediacenter.bcbsnc.com

Cassie Ward walking into Maternity Home with a bag full of groceries.

Drivers of Health

From homeless and pregnant to helping others: A woman’s inspiring journey

Cassie is helping young women and pregnant teens experiencing homelessness become self-sufficient. Hear how her experience as a young mother is leading others to find stability before and after childbirth. 

Devin Lyall

Drivers of Health

Paving the road to recovery from addiction in rural NC

Devin Lyall was a talented dancer who suffered from opioid addiction and lost everything. Hear how she’s using her experience with addiction and recovery to bring support, education, and compassion to mental health care in her Wilkes County community.

Darlene Graham

Health Care Equity

Preserving the Health of the Tribe

We’re working with tribal members like Darlene to address food insecurity and chronic illness through native crops. See how she’s connecting food security and nutrition to her heritage.

Gaile Osborne

Supporting Communities

NC mom helps fellow foster parents care for vulnerable children

Gaile Osborne wanted better care for her kids. Now, she’s working with Blue Cross NC to identify opportunities to bring more specialized services to foster families in Buncombe County and beyond.

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Strengthen NC

Maya Jackson is bringing holistic care to mothers of color. And it may just save their lives.

Meet Maya Jackson of MAAME, whose work is empowering Black, indigenous and other pregnant people of color to navigate health systems and access holistic maternal health and wellness services.

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Drivers of Health

Rural communities face higher rates of childhood trauma. One woman is using Stanford methodology to help them heal.

Unresolved childhood trauma can impact everything from mental health to education to career opportunities. We are partnering with organizations in rural communities that teach people how to break the cycle of trauma.

Supporting Communities

Answering the call for care in rural communities

For North Carolinians living in rural areas of the state, access to health care is a serious problem—one that we’re actively addressing with long-term investments and partnerships with local leaders that allow us to be responsive to unique needs. Hear how we supported Jimmy Crayton, Chief of Police in Duplin County, as he went beyond the call of duty to provide care in his hometown.

Learn more at blog.bcbsnc.com