BATON ROUGE, LA, April 28, 2020 - This week, Healthy Blue donated $10,000 in support of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Response and Recovery Fund. The donation will support colleges across the system in their efforts to provide students with food and other necessities, including the technology and equipment needed to transition to online learning during times of crisis.
"Healthy Blue is committed to supporting programs that go beyond traditional healthcare and we recognize the importance of providing the people of our communities with the services needed to promote all aspects of health and wellness, including physical, emotional and social health," said Aaron Lambert, president, Healthy Blue. "This support is impactful for our local students and we are grateful for the opportunity to provide access to critical resources during these unprecedented times."
The fund was created to assist students who are on the verge of suspending their educational pursuits when financial emergencies arise. Many of these students encounter barriers that force them to choose between educational expenses or paying for basic necessities.
Healthy Blue joins a host of businesses heeding the call to support the relief efforts and further LCTCS's mission to improve the lives of individuals through education and to build thriving communities throughout Louisiana through accessible, relevant programs and collaborative partnerships for strengthening workforce and economic development.
During the COVID-19 crisis, LCTCS college leadership, faculty, and staff have balanced transitioning instruction to an online environment, supporting their local communities in a time of need, and remaining committed to the mission of building Louisiana's workforce. However, with COVID-19 threatening student financial security, these extraordinary times are presenting challenges for students to remain focused on school.
Anyone interested in supporting the LCTCS Response and Recovery Fund is encouraged to visit bit.ly/LCTCS_Recovery to make a donation.
About Louisiana Community and Technical College System
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) provides strategic management and support for Louisiana's 12 community and technical colleges. LCTCS colleges award associates degrees, technical diplomas, and industry-based certificates in programs that are aligned with business and industry and local economies, which lead students to good in-demand, high-wage jobs.
About Healthy Blue
Healthy Blue, formerly known as Amerigroup Louisiana, is a managed healthcare provider that has been serving the state since 2012, and currently serves the state's Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion and LaCHIP programs. Healthy Blue recognizes the challenges low-income and underserved individuals face, and tailors its programs such that health plan members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Healthy Blue provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their healthcare. Also, through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain healthy lifestyles. To learn more about Healthy Blue, visit www.myhealthybluela.com.