Buckeye Health Plan has been investing in our community since 2004. We are dedicated to working side-by-side with our community partners to improve the health of of our community, one person at a time.
In 2017, Buckeye hosted its signature holiday event, called "Operation Feed the Hungry," in 12 Ohio cities. In partnership with 126 community-based agencies, Buckeye distributed 3,000 hams and 1,500 turkeys to 4,500 underserved families to 126 community-based agencies. Since 2010, Buckeye has donated 282,872 lbs of hams and turkeys to 27,274 families.
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Pediatric patients at 13 health clinics across Ohio will get a free book through Buckeye's partnership with "Reach Out and Read". The program supports an early foundation in literacy and will distribute nearly 4,000 books this year. More than 1 in 3 American children, and half of all children living in poverty, start kindergarten without the skills they need to succeed in school.
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As bullying and teen suicide rates continue to climb among Ohio school children, Buckeye has reached out to more than 2,000 students at 11 schools across Ohio to combat bullying and end social isolation. Buckeye partners with "No One Eats Alone," a national anti-bullying program from Beyond Differences, to bring relationship building skills, curriculum, assembly and lunch time events aimed at helping students make friends at school. Through the help of media impressions this important message reached another 3,166,272 Ohioans in 2017 and 2018.
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What's more fun than the Ohio State Fair? How about the Buckeye Health Plan Community Partners Tent where 140 nonprofit organizations provide free health and wellness resources, and service information, to improve the health of Ohioans. Buckeye’s Community Partners reached 2,704,550 fair-goers from 2015-2017.
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National Urban League Conference, August 1 - 4, 2018, Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Buckeye Health Plan is sponsoring the Health Expo where visitors can enjoy great entertainment, get a massage, enjoy healthy food samples, get a vision or dental exam or health screening at no charge! A kids area will offer face painting, balloon animals and other fun activities too!