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We're teaming up and giving our all to build healthier communities.

 

 

“Our team at Anthem is on a mission to improve lives and communities, and we have a long-standing heritage here that we've built over the past 85 years. That's why we are thrilled to announce our new relationship with the Connecticut Sun to raise awareness of what we're doing to address health locally, starting with social drivers such as access to nutritious food. It is exciting to come together as like-minded organizations to raise awareness of whole health across the state.”

 

— Lou Gianquinto, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut.

Addressing Social Injustice and Supporting Communities

Anthem and the NY Liberty have joined forces to make an impact on people's health in our cities focusing on areas such as food insecurity, mental health, or other disparities and social justice issues. It is our shared goal to address drivers of health and issues that impact our communities, and we'll show how in the months to come.

 

Learn more about how Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is working to improving the health of our communities, with a focus on:

 

Food Insecurity

 

Mental Health

 

Health Disparities

 

Women's Empowerment and Health

 

Our Communities

Building Healthy Communities Together

These commitments directly align with Anthem's work to address long-standing racial and health inequities facing communities across the country. With the Connecticut Sun's partnership, we will make a measurable impact on health challenges in our city.

Building Healthy Communities Together

Anthem and the Sun join the Dream Market

 

August 20, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Connecticut Sun hosted a booth at the Dream Market farmers market in New London. The partners provided health related information and Sun gear, and also distributed fresh produce to market shoppers.

Rolling Up Our Sleeves in the New London Community Garden

 

July 30, 2022

Volunteers from the CT Sun and Anthem provided support to the 30 families who grow their own food by providing routine maintenance and garden expansion. Volunteer activities included shoveling mulch, planting seeds, raking and harvesting. More than 240 people benefited from our support!

 

 

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Team Up with the CT Sun to Promote Whole Health

 

July 4, 2022

To kick off their new partnership, the partners hosted a “Whole Health Weekend” of events, including a Fan Fitness Day at the Sun’s game and the distribution of 250 free cookout kits to local families. In addition to traditional grilling items, the kits also included fresh produce like corn, watermelon, and cantaloupe as a way to encourage healthy food as part of the holiday weekend fun. Volunteers from the Sun and from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield were on hand to assemble and distribute the kits, which also included tickets to a future CT Sun game.

 

 

Anthem and the Sun host local Food distribution with Fresh New London

 

June 29, 2022

CT Sun front office staff and Anthem volunteers joined forced to provide fresh produce, meat, and nonperishables to more than 1,000 of our neighbors in need in New London. Families were also treated to free tickets to an upcoming Sun game!

 

 

Connecticut Sun Guard Natisha Hiedeman joins Anthem volunteers

 

April 20, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Sun teamed up with the Fresh New London Community Garden to address food insecurity. Volunteers assisted with the garden maintenance and provided fresh produce to community members.

 

“It is important that everyone has access to the right nutritious food to help fuel them and have the right lifestyle” says Hiedeman.