A $10 million commitment by Anthem Foundation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) addresses childhood obesity through a holistic approach reaching mind, body and soul. Wayne DeVeydt shares how BGCA improves lives.
An ENERGY STAR®
To save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions, Anthem has become an ENERGY STAR partner. In just a year, 2.9 million square feet of the company’s building portfolio have been certified by that program.
CATCH Healthy Habits.
A grant from the Anthem Foundation to OASIS Institute is helping kids and adults learn healthy eating and physical activity habits.
A real lifesaver.
Through a $12.4 million, eight-year commitment to the American Heart Association, Anthem Foundation is bringing the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only™ CPR to communities across the country. Learn how Jerry Kertesz used the training to save a life.
Understanding health care.
A free language-assistance program is now helping our members with limited English proficiency in California better understand their health care benefits.
“At Anthem, we believe corporate responsibility is intrinsic to fulfilling our vision to be America’s valued health partner.”
Joseph R. Swedish President and Chief Executive Officer, Anthem, Inc.
AREAS OF FOCUS
The Anthem Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc.
Together Anthem's people are transforming health care.
Anthem recognizes the link between our environment and our health.
To Our Customers and Communities
At Anthem, corporate responsibility is intrinsic to fulfilling our vision to be America’s valued health partner. Every day, over 50,000 of our associates work to make a difference in people’s lives by doing the right thing, keeping our commitments, and delivering results that drive affordability and better health outcomes.
Through Healthy Generations, our multi-generational initiative to promote public health, we are advancing healthy hearts, cancer prevention, maternal practices, diabetes prevention, and active lifestyles. These five focus areas present significant opportunities not only to improve public health broadly, but also to meaningfully reduce health disparities. To date, the Anthem Foundation has awarded more than $160 million in grants to help our community partners advocate the benefits of healthy living with programs targeting nutrition, smoking cessation, and prenatal care, to name just a few.
Being a valued partner also requires us to be environmentally responsible. We closely monitor our impact on the environment, and over the years have taken steps to reduce our carbon footprint while enhancing business performance. We strive for excellence in all that we do, and will continue to make environmentally-minded changes to our practices as opportunities arise.
We are especially proud of our associates’ contributions of time, energy, and resources to transforming health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our Dollars for Doers program supports year-round associate volunteerism at food banks, blood drives, health and vision screenings, and a multitude of other services by providing a grant to eligible organizations where volunteer service is completed. We also provide volunteer time off to eligible associates to make it easier for associates to volunteer in their communities.
Anthem is committed to helping create a healthier generation of Americans. Through collaboration and working together with diverse partners across communities in the states where we do business, I know we can and will make a difference.
Joseph R. Swedish President and Chief Executive Officer
Anthem Foundation and the American Heart Association (AHA)
The Hands-Only™ CPR training program saves lives.
Jerry Kertesz shares his story.
Anthem Foundation and CATCH
In 300 locations in 17 states, volunteers work with children, playing fun, active games, sharing healthy snacks, and helping them learn about good food choices.
Anthem Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Anthem's Wayne DeVeydt shares a personal story that tells how Boys & Girls Club of America, with support from Anthem Foundation, is improving the health and lives of our nation’s youth.
An ENERGY STAR Partner
As Anthem, Inc. transforms health care with trusted and caring solutions, its Corporate Real Estate team is transforming how the company manages its offices and data centers. Now an ENERGY STAR partner, Anthem is embracing energy efficiency, building by building.
“We’re only a year into the program and already have certified 2.9 million square feet of the company’s 8-million-square-foot building portfolio,” said Hakon Mattson, director of Facilities and Energy. The team is aiming for ENERGY STAR certification for half of the portfolio by 2020.
Established in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program that helps save money and protect the environment by promoting energy efficiency. Since 1999, more than 25,000 buildings across the country have earned certification, saving nearly $3.4 billion on utility bills and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
So far this year, Anthem locations in California, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nevada, Virginia, Conneticut, New York and Maine have been certified.