What BCBSOK is Doing to Address Health Equity and SDoH

BCBSOK knows that community alliances play a critical role in filling the gap to a brighter, stronger and healthier future for all Oklahomans. Because of this, BCBSOK invests in community organizations that directly address health equity and the social determinants of health in our communities. Working together is vital to create access to care and resources for urban, rural and under-resourced communities. Read more about BCBSOK’s impact on community health.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families®

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) is a grant program designed to improve the health and wellness of children and families across Oklahoma. Each year, the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative provides grants to organizations that offer sustainable, measurable programs to reach children and their families through nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, economic opportunity or fostering safe environments.

Learn more about Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grantees.

Oklahoma Caring Van Program

The Oklahoma Caring Van Program delivers immunizations to protect children and adolescents from dangerous illnesses at no cost to their families. The Oklahoma Caring Van Program is uniquely designed to eliminate barriers that commonly prevent children from receiving on-time, age-appropriate immunizations in traditional health care settings.

Since the program began in October 1999, thousands of children have received immunizations from registered immunization nurses aboard the Caring Vans. Immunization information is entered in the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) so children's vaccine history is readily available.

The Caring Vans travel to licensed childcare centers, schools and community locations statewide. The program is the primary focus of The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1994 to improve the health of Oklahoma children through vaccinations and access to basic health care.

Learn more about the Oklahoma Caring Van Program.

Champions of Health

The Champions of Health program celebrates people and organizations that are making a positive impact on the health of our state through innovative programs.

With the state of Oklahoma consistently at the bottom of health indicator rankings, The Champions of Health awards were launched with the idea that Oklahoma can do better. The program recognizes those that are doing good work and those that are creating programs that can be used in other communities to positively impact the health of even more Oklahomans. Champions of Health seeks to "move the needle" by forming partnerships to help solve Oklahoma's health issues. Visit championsofhealth.org for more information about the program and previous winners.

Blue Corps Employee Volunteer Program

Launched in April 2008, the Blue Corps Employee Volunteer Program supports the efforts of selected nonprofit organizations with volunteers and financial contributions in the communities where we live and work. For every verified employee hour volunteered to an approved community partner, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma contributes $20 to the designated charitable organization, up to an annual contribution of $2,000. Community partners must have a 501(c)(3) status and meet corporate giving priorities. For more information, contact ContributionRequests@bcbsok.com.

The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization administered as in-kind gift by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. These companies are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.