“At Anthem, we believe corporate responsibility is intrinsic to fulfilling our vision to be America’s valued health partner.”
Joseph R. Swedish Chairman, 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
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.
Hands-on CPR Training Kiosks
Airport travelers can now put their downtime to good use by taking five minutes at interactive training kiosks to learn the simple, lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR. Thanks to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Anthem Foundation, kiosks have been installed at major airport hubs across the country.
The kiosks—which feature a touch screen with a “how-to” video, followed by a practice session and CPR test—are debuting at the Chicago O'Hare International, Indianapolis International, Las Vegas McCarran International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall airports. Two additional kiosks will be available at the Cleveland Clinic Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, OH, and Anthem’s office in Washington, DC.
The kiosks are just one aspect of the Anthem Foundation’s partnership with the AHA. For the past four years, the two organizations have been working closely to educate people about Hands-Only CPR. To date, more than three million people have learned about and been trained in this lifesaving skill, helping prepare them to offer crucial emergency assistance to save the lives of strangers—and those they love most.
Think you can’t learn Hands Only CPR in just a few minutes?
Watch the amazing story of how a few minutes at an airport Hands Only CPR training kiosk forever changed the lives of Matt Lickenbrock and Sean Ferguson.
American Fitness Index: A Quick View
The ACSM American Fitness Index® is a scientific snapshot of the country’s health, ranking the largest 50 metropolitan areas based on community health and fitness indicators. Here are some of the encouraging shifts between 2015 and 2016 figures in a few key categories:
Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul.
Since launching in 2005, the Anthem Foundation's Triple Play program has connected with more than 7.6 million kids to share the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition.
Healthy support for our military.
A $50,000 contribution from the Anthem Foundation to the USO Health and Fitness Challenge is helping members of the Indiana National Guard get fit and stay active. Challenge participants agree to a six-month technology-based tracking regiment.
Anthem associates and community members are also dedicating their workouts to active or retired service members. Commit to a fitness regimen and tweet your dedication #USOFitChallenge.
Delivering better asthma care
To improve the quality of life for diverse patients with
asthma, physicians need to be aware of and understand
how to address potential gaps in health care.
That’s why Anthem, Inc. launched an innovative online educational experience, “Moving Toward Equity in Asthma Care.”
The tool features a variety of scenarios that highlight racial and ethnic disparities and their effects on diverse populations’ ability to successfully control their asthma. It also highlights ways physicians may unknowingly contribute to poor asthma care.
The tool, accessed from a computer, tablet or smartphone is available at no cost to providers and their clinical staff nationwide.