Community Health

Highmark Bright Blue Futures’ Community Health efforts go well beyond clinical services, important as they are. Reducing health inequities and disparities among our targeted populations through novel solutions and strong partnerships go a long way toward reversing societal trends and lifting up those in need.

Our strategy is supported by five pillars that each play an important role in promoting the wellbeing of all: Access to Care, Economic Stability for Individuals and Families, Social and Community Context, Education Access, and Neighborhood and Built Environment. When we advance each of these areas in a given community, healthcare outcomes improve in kind.

Access to Care

Highmark Bright Blue Futures strives to ensure that everyone in our communities, regardless of their location, income, or other factors, has equitable access to preventative care, disease-specific support, and health literacy programs. Learn how we  achieve our overall community health goals, and ultimately lead to a healthier, more equitable society.

Economic Stability

We work to reduce the hardships that keep people from achieving financial security, such as food insecurity, housing instability, and unemployment. By uplifting communities to a more equitable status with their neighbors, and provide them with opportunities that they may not have had otherwise.

Social and Community Context

Our programs related to physical activity and social connections encourage individuals to improve their health and quality of life through regular physical activity, and to seek out relationships that nurture their emotional, psychological and physical wellness, and growth.

Education Access

Through training and educational opportunities in healthcare and medical fields, as well as providing scholarships to higher education programs, Highmark Bright Blue Futures is dedicated to helping students gain the skills and knowledge they need to pursue and achieve their career goals.

Neighborhood and Built Environment

The built environment plays a crucial role in the health and safety of communities. Beyond just providing physical spaces, the built environment can be used to create programs and resources that can help to address issues that have a direct impact on the physical, mental, and emotional health of community members.