Serving Our Communities
In 2017, we invested more than $20 million with partner organizations
Strengthening the communities we serve is an integral part of how we do business. “Our priority of improving health and wellness goes beyond our members,” says HCSC President and CEO Paula Steiner. “We believe it is vital that our company also invest in community programs and organizations that enhance everyone’s health and improve the health of the communities where we live and serve.”
In 2017, HCSC invested more than $20 million in our communities through charitable grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations.
Our employees also have a lasting impact where they live, work and play. Across our five states of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, our employees volunteered 117,784 hours of their time to support community organizations.
When Montana and Texas were hit by natural disasters, we took immediate action to help our members and employees. We also knew the road to recovery would be extensive. After hurricanes struck the Gulf Coast and Houston regions of Texas, we donated more than $2 million to organizations on the ground equipped to make the biggest difference. In Montana, we partnered with the American Lung Association to purchase and distribute air filters to schools in the areas where wildfires significantly compromised air quality.
HCSC also invested nearly $7 million in our Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative, which supports hundreds of programs promoting healthy, active and safe communities across our states.
More than 1.2 million children were impacted through our investments and collaborations with 114 nonprofits that offer sustainable, measurable programs in our focus areas of:
- Supporting food sources
- Increasing physical activity
- Preventing and managing disease
- Promoting safe environments
The Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative also allows us to tackle social determinants of health — how the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. For example, poverty can make it difficult to get healthy foods, have safe and adequate places to exercise and play, and live and work in safe neighborhoods. We are working with our community partners to support programs that help everyone be healthier, safer and have access to quality health care.
Learn more about how social determinants can impact health outcomes.
See how HCSC has touched the lives of our employees, members and communities through these programs.