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Empowering Kansas: Healthy Blue's Support for Make48

In the heart of Kansas, amidst the rolling plains and vibrant communities, a groundbreaking collaboration emerges to redefine healthcare accessibility and support local initiatives. Enter Healthy Blue Kansas, a beacon of hope for Kansans seeking comprehensive, trusted healthcare solutions tailored to their unique needs.

But what exactly is Healthy Blue Kansas? It's more than just a healthcare provider; it's a commitment to the well-being of every individual enrolled in KanCare. Healthy Blue is the result of a powerful alliance between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS), Blue KC, and Advanced Plan for Health (APHC), combining local expertise with national experience to serve the diverse healthcare needs of Kansans.

As part of its mission, Healthy Blue Kansas is dedicated to raising awareness of behavioral health, enhancing telehealth services, and addressing social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, to create a healthier, more equitable Kansas. Their commitment extends beyond traditional healthcare, with investments in education, wellness, and community partnerships.

One such partnership is with Make48, a renowned innovation competition that challenges teams to create and prototype new products within 48 hours. For the first time, Healthy Blue Kansas steps up to support the Kansas School for the Blind (KSSB) competition, demonstrating its dedication to empowering all Kansans, including those with disabilities, to thrive and innovate.

Tamela Carter, representing Healthy Blue Kansas as a Tool Tech, brings expertise and support to the teams participating in the event. With Healthy Blue's backing, KSSB competitors are equipped with the resources and encouragement they need to unleash their creativity and ingenuity.

But Healthy Blue's involvement goes beyond the competition floor. They seek to witness firsthand the spirit of innovation and collaboration that Make48 embodies. The event serves as a platform to showcase the talent and resilience of Kansans, inspiring hope and fostering a sense of community empowerment.

The Healthy Blue team is excited to witness the transformative impact of the KSSB competition and to see the innovative solutions that emerge. They believe that by supporting initiatives like Make48, they can spark positive change and make tangible strides towards building a healthier, more inclusive Kansas.

Through person-centered planning, care coordination, and community partnerships, Healthy Blue aims to deliver tangible solutions that improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities across Kansas. With their unwavering commitment and collaborative spirit, Healthy Blue Kansas is paving the way towards a brighter, healthier future for all Kansans.

As Healthy Blue Plan President, Bryan Baier, aptly puts it, "Together, we can create a healthier, more vibrant Kansas—one innovation, one partnership at a time."

For more information about Healthy Blue Kansas and their initiatives, visit their website

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For inquiries or media contact, please reach out to [Make48 Media Contact:

Cassandra Muñoz;;816-226-8385].

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