Reports and Publications

Browse our collection of publications, including our annual community reports, Foundation research briefs, and the complete catalog of the Journal of Change.

Journal of Change

The Journal of Change was created as an in-depth exploration of the rapidly shifting health care landscape and a showcase for new ideas and initiatives that will affect the way we live. Our intent is for this publication to provide a better understanding of the future of health care and of how we can channel the positive effects of these changes into healthier lives.

Nursing Internship Program Evaluation

Widener University's Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research completed an evaluation of the Foundation's Nursing Internship Program to evaluate its model, impact, and potential to scale and replicate it. In addition to being a transformative experience for undergraduate nursing students, the internship provides enriching leadership-building experiences that are unique compared to those provided in the academic setting.

Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Initiative

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation's Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Initiative is combatting the opioid epidemic through leveraging cross-sector collaboration, prevention, enabling community partners, and empowering nurses.

B-CARES Warm Handoff Evaluation

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation initiated a study to understand utilization, design, and effectiveness of these programs in our region.

Blue Safety Net County Snapshot

The Blue Safety Net County Snapshot is the first in a series of briefs designed to spark conversation about the network of health centers in the southeastern Pennsylvania region. This data brief details the community impact of Blue Safety Net-supported health centers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Blue Safety Net Needs Assessment

The IBC Foundation commissioned a report to better understand the impact of its Blue Safety Net program and begin to address the needs of these community health centers following implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A full report and executive summary are available.

Healthy Futures Resource Book

Our Healthy Futures initiative was a three-year program designed to improve childhood health and wellness. Over the course of the initiative, we worked with our partners to develop a variety of tips, tools, and resources to make it easy for families to eat right, get fit, and stay well.