The Health of America | Blue Cross Blue Shield
Infographic December 3, 2018

Fear the flu, not the flu shot

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and CDC show an uptick in flu diagnoses when flu vaccination rates drop. If vaccinated with the flu shot, nearly 1 million BCBS members could have avoided a serious, diagnosed case of the flu in the 2017-2018 flu season.
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Why flu shots matter

Over the last century, we’ve learned so much about preventing and controlling the spread of flu. But a public health challenge remains.
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Early childhood vaccination trends in America

Childhood vaccination is considered one of the top public health accomplishments of the 20th century. This report examined claims data from 2010 to 2013 to find early childhood vaccination trends among U.S. commercially insured children.
Article November 27, 2018

Healthy hometown

While staying true to its small town charm and rich history South Dakota's oldest city, Fort Pierre, has a strong desire to be a city continuously making subtle environmental changes ensuring residents and visitors have resources to stay active and healthy. 
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Health at home with community paramedicine

Communities across the nation are exploring ways to help residents get the care they need before calling an ambulance. Here’s how one community is addressing social determinants of health to help vulnerable patients get healthier.
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Breaking the cycle of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a cyclical behavior affecting women, men and children across the country. To better understand this cycle of violence, Blue Shield of California Foundation commissioned a survey to help uncover the root causes and found an opportunity for greater impact.