Orange/Windsor Community Advisory Board offers worksite wellness grants to area businesses

first_imgThe Orange and Windsor Counties Community Advisory Board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announces the release of its Worksite Wellness Grants for 2010.  The grants, available to businesses in Orange and Windsor Counties, will range from $250 -$750 per site, according to program scope and need.  The grant applications are due on February 26, 2010.The organizations will be selected based on the strength or their grant applications – with a focus on the potential improvement of employee health, as well as the level of innovation, creativity, intended impact and evaluation plan.  All of the organizations will report their programoutcomes to the OWCCAB.  The Orange and Windsor Counties Community Advisory Board, which is supported by BCBSVT, was formed to identify health needs in the area and address those needs through programs, events and activities. The Board consists of community leaders with an interest in health education and promotion.  The Board developed the grants program in an effort to encourage health improvement through employer-based initiatives.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 160,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters.   More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.To request an application or get more information please contact Megan Peek at 802-764-4858 or by email at peekm@bcbsvt.com(link sends e-mail).Source: Blue Cross. 1.29.2010(End)last_img

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