Over the past year, we have come to understand many of the physical health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the mental and behavioral health implications are less clear, it is evident that the pandemic has taken—and will continue to take—a toll on individuals’ health and well-being.
In the premiere of our video series, 3 Questions About, Kimberly Montez, MD, MPH, FAAP, pediatrician and co-author of the Anthem Foundation sponsored report on childhood food insecurity, shares the importance of addressing childhood food insecurity among our most vulnerable communities.
Online screening for mental health concerns during this time has become especially important due to a decrease of in-person visits and inadequate access to care for individuals who are underinsured or uninsured.
Building on our legacy of commitment to communities , and our vision to enable a system of health, not just healthcare, I’m proud that today the Anthem Foundation is launching an innovative effort in our headquarters city – in collaboration with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis, a leading local advocate – that will help us re-think our food system from the ground up.
COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more widely available across the country and millions are rolling up their sleeves to get the potentially lifesaving shot. But many others are not getting the vaccine due to a lack of access to a vaccination site, or lack of trust.
We believe in finding answers to some of the most pressing health questions and generating evidence that can improve lives. Living up to our mission, and the larger Anthem mission of improving the health of communities, will require creating a healthcare system that is accessible and equitable.