"At Wellpoint, 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, WellPoint, Inc.
AREAS OF FOCUS
The WellPoint Foundation is the philanthropic arm of WellPoint Inc.
Together WellPoint's people are transforming health care.
WellPoint recognizes the link between our environment and our health.
The Wellpoint Foundation
To Our Customers and Communities
At WellPoint, corporate responsibility is intrinsic to fulfilling our vision to be America’s valued health partner. Every day, our 48,000 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 WellPoint Foundation has awarded more than $146 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.
WellPoint 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