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Our Community Connections

Buckeye is at work all across Ohio to help meet the needs of our members and the communities we are honored to serve.  Where our members work, live and play can affect their health. Challenges like access to healthy food, affordable housing, childcare, education and living wage jobs can create barriers that drive as much as 80% of health outcomes.

We partner with our large network of providers and thousands of local community-based organizations to bring health, wellness, health education, services and resources to our members. We are thankful our members allow Buckeye to be part of their health and wellness.

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Buckeye Community Connect

Buckeye Community Connect is our go-to online resource for local services and resources that meet our members’ needs. Through this free database, Buckeye connects users with an ever-growing statewide network of thousands of community partners that can provide local resources and support. 

Simply enter a ZIP code to search for help with food, housing, transportation, childcare, jobs and more!

Buckeye HealthConnect

Buckeye HealthConnect bridges the gap between community resources, health and wellness to improve the quality of life for all Ohioans. Buckeye HealthConnect brings programs, events, health services and experts into local communities throughout the year through four major programs:

  • Buckeye HealthConnect Van – lovingly called “Max-well”, this van travels across Ohio to bring food, school supplies, baby items, medical services, health tips and more to local neighborhoods.
  • BuckeyeServes – Team Buckeye staff members join in with community residents to celebrate, learn and grow healthier at a wide range of events and activities.
  • BuckeyeWorks – Buckeye partners with local job training and placement assistance services to help members gain the skills and find the opportunities they need to get a job.
  • Buckeye Fresh! connects members with locally grown fresh fruits and veggies at farmers’ markets.  Buckeye members get a voucher for free food and kids get a Buckeye Buck to spend on a healthy snack.  Plus, Buckeye Fresh! brings gifts, prizes and fun activities to local markets for the whole family.

Community Outreach

We take a “whole person” approach to healthcare. This means we try to understand the things that can get in the way of good health and find ways to help our members overcome them.  We talk with members, community and elected leaders, health workers and study data to see where there is need and how we can help. The health and well-being of our members is at the center of everything we do at Buckeye. We’re thankful for the opportunity to serve.