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10-22-2014Florida Blue Foundation Receives HUD/USDA Secretaries' Award

The Florida Blue Foundation today received the 2014 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretaries’ Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships for the foundation’s childhood obesity prevention initiative Embrace a Healthy Florida. The award was announced this morning at the Council on Foundations’ 2014 Community Foundations Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Last updated on October 22, 2014 3:35 pm EDT

07-23-2013Florida Blue Foundation calls for 2014 Sapphire Awards nominations

Florida Blue Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Sapphire Awards now through August 30, 2013.

Last updated on July 23, 2013 4:52 pm EDT

02-25-2013Florida Blue Foundation Awards Excellence and Innovation in Community Health

The winners of the 2013 Sapphire Awards were announced by the Florida Blue Foundation (formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation) at an awards luncheon in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 22.  The winning health-related individual and nonprofits, selected from more than 40 nominees across the state, were recognized for excellence and innovation in community health.  The overall prize winners, as well as an honorable mention will share $280,000 in prize money.  

Last updated on February 25, 2013 9:17 am EST

02-04-2013Expert Panel Will Address Obesity Health Policy and Wellness at 2013 Sapphire Awards and Symposium

To address some of the most critical issues relevant to the national pandemic, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) will convene a diverse panel of policy leaders and food and nutrition experts in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 21 to explore the immediate and long-term effects childhood obesity can have on health and well-being.

Last updated on February 04, 2013 2:42 pm EST

01-28-2013Health Care Reform Feature of 2013 Sapphire Awards and Symposium

In an effort to provide vital tools and information to individuals and organizations that interact and communicate with people about health, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) will host a series of conversations on health care reform during its 2013 Sapphire Awards and Symposium.

Last updated on January 28, 2013 8:58 am EST

01-18-2013Sapphire Awards Announces Grantmaking Discussion Panelists

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) will gather leaders of company foundations, giving officers and corporate executives in Orlando, Fla. Feb. 22 to explore what effect the increasing alignment between business goals and philanthropy will have on nonprofit organizations.

Last updated on January 18, 2013 9:45 am EST

12-12-20122013 Sapphire Awards and Symposium Program Expanded

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) will expand its program for the 2013 Sapphire Awards and Symposium to feature national experts to address trends, emerging issues and best practices related to child health and wellness, access to care and health care reform.

Last updated on December 13, 2012 9:36 am EST

10-01-2012BCBSF Foundation Hosts Annual Sapphire Award Presentation to Honor Florida Health Nonprofits

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) will host the annual Sapphire Award Symposium and Presentation Feb. 21-22, 2013, at The Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The Sapphire Award is Florida’s only statewide honor that recognizes programs, organizations and individuals that create a significant, positive impact on health-related outcomes for the state’s at-risk people and communities.

Last updated on October 01, 2012 9:24 am EDT

07-03-2012Nominate Outstanding Florida Health Nonprofits for Sapphire Award

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) will begin accepting online nominations for the Sapphire Award on July 16, 2012.

Last updated on July 16, 2012 1:21 pm EDT

02-17-20122012 Sapphire Award Recognizes Excellence in Community Health

Today, during the Sapphire Award Presentation, eight honorees were recognized for positively impacting the health of their fellow Floridians.  The Sapphire Award is presented annually by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF). 

Last updated on February 17, 2012 2:16 pm EST