Increasing access to quality, affordable health care is why we’re in business, and we support sustainable efforts to improve health equity and health outcomes across New Mexico.
To improve vaccination rates, BCBSNM and New Mexico Department of Health worked together to more accurately determine which members are behind on immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases, including COVID-19.
The effort helped BCBSNM more than double its vaccination rate tracking, allowing our teams to notify members, provide vaccine education and help them find providers to get caught up. BCBSNM also encouraged health care providers and employer groups to reach out to these members about their immunization gaps.
Bringing Care to Communities
Our Care Van® mobile health program collaborates with community partners to bring immunizations, vision and dental screenings and health education to communities across the state.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the program sought innovative partnerships that would help provide COVID-19 vaccines where New Mexicans live and work. As a result, BCBSNM teamed with independent health care providers and community organizations to hold vaccine clinics at McDonald’s in Rio Rancho and Española — two events at each location to provide first and second vaccines.
The program’s two vans reached more than 5,400 New Mexicans and provided about 1,160 immunizations, including 532 COVID-19 vaccinations, and 1,490 other preventive health services.
Network providers and members as of 12/31/2021