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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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What’s the Buzz on the Blue KC Bees?

If you see any honey bees hovering around Kansas City, Blue KC will happily take the blame. Not only do we encourage wellness for the people of Kansas City, but help take care of the bee population, too. My first experience with urban beekeeping was when I worked in New York City, and it inspired…

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Blue KC Celebrates National Youth Sports Week

As Blue KC’s Community Relations and Investment Manager, I have the privilege of working closely with Girls On The Run, WIN For KC, and Sports LAB™ with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City to help work toward their respective missions. What’s so great about these missions and why are they important to…

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Six Key Takeaways from Blue KC’s 2018 Annual Report

We recently released our 2018 annual report and are excited to share how our initiatives worked to transform healthcare and support the Kansas City community. Here are six takeaways from the report: 1. The Launch of Spira Care Last year, we created a new approach to primary care with Spira Care. The new model combines…

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July 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Kelsey Stimatze

On July 6, 2019, Earl Lawson Elementary School (Leavenworth) kindergarten teacher Kelsey Stimatze was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the July Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Kelsey Stimatze is making education both effective and fun for her students,” said Christina Lively, Department Vice President, Marketing…

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Blue KC Unveils Spira Care Mural

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), our pride for Kansas City runs deep. And, our commitment to the health of our community is why we’ve brought Spira Care to the Crossroads, to offer a new, personalized healthcare experience. Blue KC’s passion for Kansas City was the inspiration for the mural…

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Join Blue KC at the Farmers’ Market

While there has been an increased focus on addressing the social determinants of health from the healthcare industry over the last few years, there is still a significant amount of work to be done in this space. The social determinants of health, at their core, are factors that impact a person’s health that are often…

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May 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Alexandra Paulson

On Sunday, May 5, Blue Valley School District special education teacher Alexandra Paulson was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting Kansas City as the Blue KC Sporting Samaritan for May 2019. “Alex Paulson is making a tremendous impact in the lives of her students,” said Christina Lively,…

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April 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Dr. Dustin Springer

At Sporting Kansas City’s home match on Sunday, Merriam Park Elementary School Instructional Coach Dr. Dustin Springer was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the April Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Dr. Springer is making an incredible impact at Merriam Park Elementary,” said Christina Lively, Department…

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