What we learned from the Health of America Forum on millennial health

Published November 27, 2019

This is the millennial generation: a group of digital natives, 23- to 38-year-olds who came of age in a post-9/11 era. They are the world’s most numerous, educated and connected generation, and now make up the largest portion of the U.S. labor force, according to a recent report from Moody’s Analytics and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).

Recent Health of America reports identify that millennials are less healthy than the previous generation was at the same age. The projected consequences of their declining health, according to Moody’s Analytics, could affect not only their quality and length of life, but also the health of the country and its economy.

Following a nationwide tour of Blue Cross Blue Shield-hosted listening sessions to learn more about millennials’ health, Independence Blue Cross (Independence BC) and BCBSA cohosted the first-ever Health of America Forum: “Millennial Health: A Call to Action.”

Thought leaders, employers, healthcare providers, millennials and more converged in Philadelphia on Nov. 6 to discuss ways to improve the health of this unique generation, and they had a lot to say:

Read more about the Health of America Forum and the key takeaways from speakers like Lindsey Vonn, Cari Champion and more.

Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Learn more about how Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans are addressing the unique needs of the millennial population here.