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Florida Blue Foundation

The Florida Blue Foundation, formerly the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, is a separate, philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company. The mission of the Florida Blue Foundation is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Florida and their communities. The Florida Blue Foundation will accomplish its mission through strategic grant-making in five focus areas: Improving Consumer Health, Improving Access to Health Care, Improving the Quality and Safety of Patient Care, Improving the Health Care System and Improving Quality of Life.

The Florida Blue Foundation holds annually its Sapphire Awards and Symposium. The Sapphire Awards and Symposium is Florida’s only statewide event that recognizes organizations, programs and individuals that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health. Since its inception in 2005, 45 health-related individuals or organizations have been honored.

Florida 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. 

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