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Anthem, Inc. is now Elevance Health. Learn about our journey from health benefits organization to lifetime, trusted health partner.
Elevance Health brings together the concepts of elevate and advance, exemplified by our bold purpose of improving the health of humanity. We are a health company dedicated to making real progress toward improving the health of the people and communities we serve.
Ideas That Explore How to Elevate and Advance Health
A Health Equity Story
The Real Benefits of Achieving NCQA Health Equity Accreditation
December 2, 2022
Using data-based evaluation techniques and a rigorous dedication to quality, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is one of the nation’s most respected healthcare quality measurement organizations. Elevance Health has recently demonstrated our dedication to advancing health equity by undergoing NCQA’s first full Health Equity accreditation survey.
A Whole Health Story
Turning the Tide on Maternal Health
November 18, 2022
Healthy babies start with healthy pregnancies. The United States has a robust healthcare infrastructure, spending more per capita on healthcare than any other nation, but U.S. maternal health in this country has lagged behind that of other countries in the developed world. Why? There’s no single reason, said Dr. Tiffany Inglis, medical director of clinical programming and population health for Elevance Health. Instead, a variety of issues and barriers to access have converged to create a challenging landscape for those who are expecting babies as well as maternity care providers in this country.
Bringing a Whole-Health Approach to the Youth Mental Health Crisis
November 18, 2022
Youth mental health was a crisis even before the COVID-19 pandemic and has only gotten worse. The pandemic created a unique set of circumstances for young people, such as isolation from peers, adapting to virtual learning, and disruption of their daily routines. They also struggled with grief over loss of loved ones and overall fears associated with living through a pandemic. The devastating impact of the pandemic, exacerbated by lack of typical activities, support systems and coping mechanisms, can be associated with a steep rise in behavioral health conditions among youth.
A Community Health Story
What Is Food as Medicine?
November 8, 2022
How Feeding America is connecting food banks and healthcare providers to ensure that people experiencing hunger have access to nutritious food they want and need to manage chronic conditions and improve their whole health.
Whole Health and What Drives It
We are taking a holistic view that can transform health. It’s one that considers not just traditional physical factors, but behavioral and social factors too. This makes it clear that health is the result of our daily experiences and circumstances, from what we eat and where we live to our place of employment and how we get to work. When we consider the whole person, and the factors that influence their health, we can make lasting positive change.
A Whole Health Story
Improving Preventive Behavioral Health to Avoid a Crisis
As the health system evolves to a whole-health approach, prevention of illness and a focus on overall well-being becomes ever more prominent. This shift in focus may be most noticeable and most needed in behavioral health. It’s far too common for people to reach a behavioral health crisis before getting the support and treatment they need.
A preventive mental health and substance use approach requires two fundamental shifts in public sentiment. The first is toward widespread acceptance that behavioral health is health. The second is to decrease negative stereotypes around seeking diagnosis and treatment.
Understanding the physical, behavioral, and social drivers of behavioral health conditions can illuminate the best path forward for each person.