Making an Impact
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Leadership View
In 2020, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) celebrates its 80th anniversary. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been dedicated to expanding access to high-quality, cost-effective health care and equipping our members with information and tools to help them make the appropriate health care decisions for themselves and their families. Helping our members lead healthier lives also means addressing the health challenges facing our communities. Our statewide outreach and investments – which focus on food insecurity and nutrition, disease prevention and management, housing, access to health care and many other areas – are designed to make measurable improvements on the health and wellness of New Mexicans. We're proud to share the stories of how these efforts are making an impact on people's lives.
President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
Supporting New Mexico’s Native Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis
Many native communities face unique health and social challenges, such as limited access to health care facilities, grocery stores and essential supplies.
Oasis Albuquerque Helps Older Adults Prevent Falls
Oasis Albuquerque, a nonprofit organization that promotes successful aging, helps New Mexicans take proactive steps to decrease their risk of falling.
BCBSNM Gives Thanks to Health Care Providers, Community Members
Employees at BCBSNM find ways to show their support for the health care providers, first responders, and community members in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BCBSNM Supports Community Members in Need Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
BCBSNM is dedicated to helping its fellow New Mexicans. This dedication guides the work BCBSNM employees do every day on behalf of members and communities, especially when people are facing increased hardships.
Supporting Dental Services for Low-Income New Mexicans
The New Mexico Dental Association Foundation’s Donated Dental Services program helps low-income New Mexicans get extensive dental work at no cost.
Bringing Play to Kids Across New Mexico
Volunteers from BCBSNM and the community transformed an outdated basketball court at South Valley Academy into a brand new Multi-Sport Court.
Providing Healthy Food for Homeless and Near-Homeless Children
A BCBSNM grant to Jardin de los Niños provides consistent, nutritious meals for the weekend when families might not otherwise eat or eat well.
Helping Kids See Clearly
New Mexico Lions connects children in need with eye exams and glasses.
Addressing Health Care Needs of Families in Rural New Mexico
BCBSNM event provides health screenings, community resource information and activities designed to serve the whole family.
Supporting Whole-Family Health
Classes provided by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in Las Cruces teach kids about nutrition, exercise and self-esteem by engaging the entire family.
Growing Care Van® Program Helps Increase Access to Health Care
As the fifth largest state by square miles, New Mexico is home to a population spread over a vast area.