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Giving & Highlights Timeline

  • Partnered with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to discuss millennial health with LevelUp, which focused on best practices and solutions to address health challenges facing younger generations such as depression, substance use disorder, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
  • Sponsored Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh, a two-day dental clinic which served 1,348 underserved individuals residing in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities with 6,574 procedures performed for a total value of $861,827.
  • Awarded Blood Science Foundation with a $100,000 grant to support a community awareness campaign to promote the importance of blood donation which was supplemented with $170,000 in grants from local funders.
  • Issued a Social Determinants of Health Request for Proposals; $250,000 was awarded to 13 organizations to implement new and existing initiatives to reduce health disparities and improve health equity in vulnerable populations through access to care, education/outreach, and service delivery systems.
  • Issued a Street Medicine Request for Proposals to address the challenges and barriers of providing basic medical and psychiatric services to unsheltered homeless individuals based on the Street Medicine Institute model — $292,680 was awarded to three organizations.
  • Presented an opioid forum with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette titled, Search for the Opioid Solution, with over 500 attendees, including Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, Dr. Karen Hacker, Director, Allegheny County Health Department, and Dr. Charles DeShazer, Chief Medical Officer, Highmark Inc.
  • Received $1 million from Highmark West Virginia to support Highmark Foundation’s mission.
  • Awarded $275,000 to eight non-profit organizations to build their capacity to meet the health and supportive needs of 2,000 female veterans.
  • Sponsored an educational learning session to present Highmark Foundation's approaches to addressing obesity, Steps Along the Way, during the National Association for County and City Health Officials national conference held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Convened a forum, Diabetes: A Family Affair to emphasize the impact of diabetes on families
  • Issued $100,000 to community-based organizations for Engaging and Empowering Communities to Address HIV/AIDS and STDs
  • Helped local health departments with a $500,000 initiative for Strengthening Local Health Departments: Creating Capacity to Improve Population Health
  • Provided $400,000 to community development corporations for Integrating Health into Community Development
  • Convened a series of three health forums with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on cancer, diabetes and women's with local and national speakers
  • Co-sponsored statewide Bullying Prevention Consultation Line (Pennsylvania)
  • Initiated a grant program for high needs schools in Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • Huddle Up Against Bullying symposium provided a synergistic approach by linking community, school and healthcare professionals through informative and actionable presentations
  • Convened a forum on outcomes from Two Organizations Working to Reduce Low Birth Weight: Different Methods, Comparable Results
  • Hosted No Time to Weight: Best Practices in Childhood Obesity with 600 attendees and speakers from across the United States highlighting regional and local best practices that generate measurable results
  • Partnered with Accenture, LLC, a global management consulting company on a patient navigation initiative in Pennsylvania
  • Introduced Creating a Healthy School Environment, a comprehensive school grant program
  • HHH5 Initiative concluded
  • Received $1 million contribution from Highmark West Virginia
  • Released "Improving Access to Oral Health & Dental Care for Underserved Populations" Request for Proposals — $1.87 million in grants to support 20 non-profit dental care safety-net providers
  • Highmark makes $100 million pledge to support HHH5
  • Launch of Highmark Healthy High 5 (HHH5) – Children's Health Promotion Initiative
  • Received $20 million contribution from Highmark Inc.
  • Presented $1 million hospital initiative
  • Foundation established with $8 million contribution from Highmark Inc.