Health isn’t just your physical state; health includes your mental, emotional, social and behavioral aspects too. A shining example of good overall health is the team effort put forth by the Florida Blue Foundation and the JCC (Jacksonville Children’s Chorus). The value Jacksonville Children’s Chorus provides our community isn’t just healthier, happier kids; they also [...]
Posts Categorized: Community
I’ve been committed to community involvement for many years and in various leadership roles and activities at my church. I would randomly choose a facility, signup and go clean, cook or serve in the capacity they needed most. I had contributed to the United Way of Northeast Florida for many years, but my time commitment [...]
In January 2011 a business colleague introduced me to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and invited me to tour the facility. My schedule was full and I almost did not attend, but I didn’t want to disappoint my friend, so I showed up as a courtesy and planned to escape the second the tour [...]
When I was younger, I made very poor life choices which allow me to relate to some of the places that the clients of Big Bend Cares are coming from; I just happen to be one of the lucky ones to escape a non-discriminating HIV/AIDS diagnosis. I was working at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee when [...]
For the last couple of years, Incepture has proudly participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of North Florida’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, so I was honored when they asked me to serve as this year’s corporate chairman.
One of the best things about working in the Florida Blue Center is the ability to make a difference in our local community. And as a native Southwest Floridian I think that is pretty cool! We support many different community-based organizations here in Southwest Florida, one of which is the Center for the Arts of [...]
When you see a problem as challenging as childhood obesity, you might wonder if anything can truly be done to reverse it. Fortunately, there are groups here in Florida who run towards the problem with expertise, compassion and dedication. The Creating a Healthier Sulphur Springs for Kids initiative tackles childhood obesity by using a multi-faceted [...]
Few things in life can compete with a perfectly ripe strawberry. Of course they’re tasty, but let’s not forget that they’re also a nutrition dynamo, helping to lower cholesterol, plus packing fiber, vitamins and cancer-fighting properties in a fat-free, low-calorie, perfect–for-holding-melted-chocolate package.
Chris MacLellan is among the estimated 65.7 million caregivers in the U.S., so he has a lot of people who can understand the challenges of caring for a loved one. However, sometimes he’s felt completely alone. “Just as the caree needs support, caregivers need their own support system to help them get through the ups and downs [...]
You could win a $25 gift card and 25-minute massage on 12/15 from 11am to 2pm. We know the holidays can be a crazy time, but we’re always here to help. That’s why we’ve put together an extra-special Twitter contest just for you. On the week leading up to 12/15, we’ll be sending out tweets [...]
From the Legacy Walk, to lacing up my cleats, my Florida Blue Florida Classic experience was definitely a unique one. Most historically black college and university (HBCU) football games have no more than 10,000 fans in attendance. The Florida Classic is the exception. This particular game has been played in front of as many as [...]
Some of us respond to a calling to teach, others to minister to needs, and still more to serve their country. Here in our Jacksonville headquarters, we are honored to work and live among military veterans, active duty personnel and the countless families and friends who support them. So much of our culture is influenced [...]