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Bringing light to mental health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Bringing light to mental health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

With 1 in 5 people in the United States experiencing a mental illness in a given year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Regence recognizes it’s an essential part of health care. Through the stress of the pandemic, more people have needed extra support, and we’ve worked hard to ensure our members could get the care they needed, from self-guided wellness to virtual therapy.
May 03, 2021 All Markets
Weeklong campaign to support local Idaho nonprofits starts April 29

Weeklong campaign to support local Idaho nonprofits starts April 29

It’s time again for Idaho Gives—a weeklong campaign hosted by the Idaho Nonprofit Center to raise awareness and resources for local nonprofits across the state of Idaho. More than 650 nonprofits have signed up to participate in this year’s event, a record for Idaho Gives and likely driven by increased requests for help from Idahoans affected by COVID-19.
April 28, 2021 Idaho
Safe medication disposal saves lives

Safe medication disposal saves lives

While the opioid epidemic existed well before the pandemic, the events of this last year have escalated the crisis and demand for solutions to address it. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest an acceleration of overdose deaths over the last year, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period. We can all play a part in preventing drug addiction and overdose deaths by disposing of unwanted prescriptions and securely storing medications—and it’s easy to do.
April 22, 2021 Oregon

Regence BlueShield of Idaho names Scott Jones interim Market President

BOISE, Idaho – Today, Regence BlueShield of Idaho announced that Scott Jones has accepted the role of interim market president. Jones, who has served as Regence’s vice president of sales since 2015, succeeds Sean Robbins, who is assuming a new role as executive vice president of external affairs for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
April 21, 2021 Idaho
Reflecting the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor: Regence supports National Volunteer Week

Reflecting the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor: Regence supports National Volunteer Week

It’s hard to overstate how difficult 2020 was for so many, including lives lost, financial instability and magnified health disparities. This is especially true for our most vulnerable neighbors. To help those most affected, Regence responded in the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor by committing more than $18.7 million and nearly 8,000 volunteer hours last year to strengthen and support the communities we serve.
April 21, 2021 All Markets
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