The BlueCross BlueShield of
Tennessee Community Trust
is a charitable foundation licensee with a mission to support communities through charitable giving. We champion programs that promote healthy living, health care access, education and diversity, as well as economic and community development. We give preference to programs that demonstrate a positive impact in the lives of Tennesseans. Learn
Team Blue Lends Hand - In 2012, teams of employee volunteers from BlueCross offices all across Tennessee pitched in to help local children’s homes in their areas. From stuffing backpacks with school supplies, to building playgrounds and painting, BlueCross volunteers gave generously of their time. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust backed up the employees’ efforts with $60,000 in donations to these children’s homes.
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation
Working with civic and economic partners, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation promotes healthy lifestyle choices. This in turn helps control the quality and cost of health care for all Tennesseans.
Learning By Doing
Students in medical fields learn patient care through instruction, observation and hands-on practice. With simulation training, students can get that hands-on experience from the earliest days of their schooling. The Foundation has supported simulation programs at UT Health Science Center and Tusculum College.
Kids Becoming OrganWise
Lively characters representing the body’s organs teach children the value of healthy eating and active play in the OrganWise Guys program. In 2012, under its Shape the State program, the Foundation placed this fun, proven health curriculum in 80 Tennessee elementary schools.
Telemedicine for Better Prenatal Care
More women in rural Tennessee are receiving better pre-natal care through the Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Counties (STORC) program, supported by grants from the Foundation.