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Coaches With Character 2018-2019 Recap

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and ‘C’ You In The Major Leagues partnered for the third consecutive season to recognize six Coaches with Character, a monthly award that spotlights coaches who, through their leadership on and off the field, help to grow amateur sports in the Kansas City community and…

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Blue KC Sporting Samaritans 2019 Recap

Every soccer season, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting Kansas City partner to honor Blue KC Sporting Samaritans, teachers who strive to make the Kansas City community a better place to live, work and play. Award recipients are selected from nominations submitted by fans, friends and colleagues. Sporting Samaritans…

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Hiking Through Fall: A Guide to Kansas City’s Best Trails

How are you welcoming the fall season? With autumn in full swing, there’s no better time to get outside and immerse yourself in the cool weather, warm colors and fresh air. Before you bundle up for winter, carve out time to take advantage of our Kansas City parks and their abundance of lush hiking trails.…

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Here For Good Hero: Pauly Hart

On September 22, 2019, Pauly Hart, Executive Director of Lead to Read KC, was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network as the first Here For Good Hero of the 2019 NFL season. Lead to Read KC is a Kansas City nonprofit dedicated to improving the basic literacy skills of children in the urban…

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How to Tackle the 3 Barriers to Behavioral Health Care

More than half of Americans with a mental health condition do not receive treatment. This is true for Blue KC members as well – nearly 20 percent of our members have a behavioral health condition and close to half don’t receive treatment. Treatment and intervention for behavioral health conditions has evolved significantly over the past…

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Six Signs to Identify a Behavioral Health Condition

Behavioral health conditions are increasing with each generation and are prevalent at home, in the workplace, at schools and within the community. While these conditions share similar signs and symptoms it can be very difficult to identify them. These conditions present themselves in behaviors and attitudes that may be uncomfortable to address with yourself or a…

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What is Behavioral Health?

When we think of “health,” we tend to focus on the more visible and physical attributes. When one says, “I’m healthy” they’re likely speaking within the context of being free from illness, living an active lifestyle or eating nutritiously. Although these elements are important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s another category of health that…

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A Force for Good: Highlighting the Well Stocked Partners

Have you joined the fight against hunger? September is Hunger Action Month – a time when Americans join hands with the Feeding America network of food banks to battle hunger and spread awareness. At Blue KC, we’re determined to help by increasing access to nutritious food in underserved areas of the city through our Well…

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3 Diabetes-Friendly Recipes from Chef Kyle

Nearly 1 in 3 of us is at risk for diabetes and more than 86 million Americans have prediabetes , most of whom don’t realize they are on the cusp of the disease. Diabetes prevention matters and can ultimately be life-saving. In May 2018, Blue KC introduced the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a lifestyle change…

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August 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritans: Cara Martin and Tiffany Peeler

We’re spotlighting two Kansas Citians who were recently honored as Blue KC Sporting Samaritans. Cara Martin Cara Martin, a gifted education teacher at Wolf Springs Elementary in the Blue Valley School District, was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the first Blue KC Sporting Samaritan for…

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