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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Six To-Dos Before Sending Your Child Back to School

Summer vacation is winding down and it’s almost time for kids to head back to school. The anticipation surrounding the start of a new school year may have you running from store to store, stocking up on an array of school supplies, the latest textbooks and new clothes for your child’s first day – but…

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How Blue KC is Investing in Our Community As A Part of A Larger BCBS Mission

In 2018, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies invested $382 million in community health initiatives to support the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Here at Blue KC, we’re proud to take part in these efforts to make an impact on the Kansas City community.    As Blue KC’s Manager of Community…

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Bee-hind the Journey – 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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Why You Should Keep Vaccinations Top-of-Mind During Summer Travel

You’ve probably seen several mentions of the recent measles outbreak and been involved in some type of conversation around vaccinations. That’s not surprising, given that as of early June , there have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of measles across the country. This outbreak marks the greatest amount of cases reported in the U.S. since…

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