The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation strives to help communities across the state of Minnesota overcome unfair and unjust barriers to health through our distinct focus on the fundamental issues that affect health most.
The Foundation strives to improve health in communities throughout Minnesota by improving the conditions in which we live, learn, work and play. Through our relationships with our community partners and through research, we know that the social and economic determinants of health drive health outcomes and have impact long before the need for medical care. The five social and economic determinants of health central to our work are:
The Foundation’s goal is to make a healthy difference in communities. We invest in efforts that have the greatest return in those communities most impacted by health inequities. We seek to engage with the communities we serve — inspiring trust, confidence and goodwill.We are partners with nonprofits, working closely with organizations that are deeply rooted in their community, and their work drives the systems changes we strive to make toward health equity. We believe health equity is an imperative, and our work reflects that conviction.