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Community Outreach at Buckeye Health Plan: Buckeye Fresh, Reach Out and Read, Senior Health and Fitness Day, Operation Feed the Hungry

Focusing on “Improving the Health of our Community, One Person at a Time.”


In 2019, Buckeye’s Community Relations team was involved in 724 events, alongside thousands of community partners, helping 1,110,254 people in Ohio gain access to food, housing, jobs and healthcare. Our support helps bridge the gap between community resources and healthcare to improve the quality of life for all Ohioans. For more information on Buckeye's contribution to the community, please see our 2019 Community Impact Report below: 

Partnering to Address Social Determinants of Health

Buckeye partners with community agencies across the state to tackle Ohio’s most pressing issues facing members and the community. Buckeye hosts quarterly agency partner meetings with hundreds of local community partners:

  • 16 cities
  • 40 meetings
  • 3,000+ attendees

Community Relations Representative Sheila Speights hosts a Community Partner Meeting.

“Your networking agency meetings provide a real opportunity to meet, discuss and launch partnerships with other agencies. This type of networking is extremely helpful to developing programs.” — Donna Kuykendall, Central State University, Dayton

“This [Agency Partner Meeting] is a great place to keep informed with our community partners and stay connected. We all bring things to the table and this is a great place to showcase our talents and help our clients!” — Erin Thompson, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, Toledo

“I have been a police officer for 25 years and the networking meetings have been invaluable to me to make the connections that normally I would not have found.” — Ronald Strehle, Crime Prevention Officer, Dayton Police Department

COVID-19 Community Partner Survey

During the COVID-19 crisis, community organizations across the State continue to serve on the front lines every day to help those in need in our local communities.

Buckeye recently asked our community partner network what their organizations are doing to help the community during the COVID-19 crisis. Partners across the state shared creative ideas and best practices related to direct outreach during these challenging times.

Learn from partners in your region and across the State. Survey results are broken out by region: