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BlueCross Health Foundation Requesting Proposals for Healthy Place Program

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Government entities and non-profit partners can apply for 2019
funding to create or revitalize public spaces; Applications open Sept.
10 - Oct. 8

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation will begin
accepting proposals for BlueCross
Healthy Place
projects on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Interested parties
can submit proposals for 2019 funding through Monday, Oct. 8.

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The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation's first project under its new strategic focu ...

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation's first project under its new strategic focus, the BlueCross Healthy Place Program, will be an expansive and revitalized public space at David Carnes Park in Memphis. (Photo: Business Wire)

The BlueCross Healthy Place program supports the wellbeing of
Tennesseans by creating active, healthy spaces in both urban and rural
areas across the state. These spaces provide places for physical
activity and allow new connections to form among neighbors,
strengthening the bonds that form the backbone of communities.

Through the program, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health
Foundation can work with both government entities and non-profit
partners to develop and revitalize their public spaces. Each year, the
foundation will award up to $7 million to fund BlueCross Healthy Place
projects across the state.

To qualify for funding, projects will need to be free and open to the
public, demonstrate a community benefit and include community input.
Additional eligibility requirements are available on the project
website
.

"Public spaces have the power to bring people together, strengthen
community ties and improve the overall wellbeing of Tennesseans," says
Roy Vaughn, executive director of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Health Foundation. "We look forward to creating and enhancing these
spaces throughout the state in the coming years."

Work is underway on the BlueCross Healthy Place at David Carnes Park in
Memphis, the first project aligned with the foundation's new strategic
giving focus. The foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony this summer,
following extensive planning and input from residents of the Whitehaven
neighborhood where the park is located.

When completed, the BlueCross Healthy Place at David Carnes Park will
include a refurbished walking path, adult fitness areas, a playground
and an athletic field.

To apply for 2019 funding from the BlueCross Healthy Place program,
please visit www.bluecrosshealthyplaces.com.
For questions or additional information, email bluecrosshealthyplaces@bcbst.com.

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's mission is to provide peace of mind
through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is
focused on serving more than 3.5 million members in Tennessee and across
the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent
licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information,
visit the company's website at www.bcbst.com.

About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health
Foundation, Inc.

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc. was
established in December 2003 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation
organized to promote the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield
of Tennessee. The foundation provides funding for the BlueCross Healthy
Places program, which creates active, healthy spaces across Tennessee.

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