Funding Initiatives

Through our funding initiatives, we seek to improve the health of all Minnesotans. 

Visit neighborhoods and communities across the state, and you'll see a startling gap. In one part of town, you'll find protected bike paths and plenty of tobacco-free housing. Not too far away, you’ll find streets without sidewalks and no open spaces for play. In another community, you'll find people with access to several well-stocked grocery stores. In another, the only option is a convenience store with little or no fresh produce.

It's those disparities that influence our work. We’re making strategic long-term and short-term investments to help ensure all Minnesotans have the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. 

  • Making Healthy Choices Possible for All Minnesotans

    The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota tackles the leading causes of preventable disease -- tobacco use, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating -- to increase health equity, transform communities and create a healthier state.