For immediate release: February 23, 2011
Contact: Megan Peek (802) 764-4858
Rutland, VT – The Rutland County Community Advisory Board (RCCAB) of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) announced today the release of its Worksite Wellness Grants for 2011. The grants, available to businesses in Rutland County, will range from $250 - $750 per site, according to program scope and need. The grant applications are due on April 15, 2011.
To request an application or to get more information, please contact Megan Peek at (802) 764-4858 or by email
The organizations will be selected based on the strength of their grant applications – with a focus on the potential improvement of employee health, as well as the level of innovation, creativity, intended impact and evaluation plan. All of the organizations will report their program outcomes to the RCCAB.
The Rutland County Community Advisory Board, which is supported by BCBSVT, was formed to identify health needs in the area and address those needs through programs, events and activities and is dedicated to supporting worksite wellness in the region. The Board consists of community leaders with an interest in health education and promotion. The Board developed the grants program in an effort to encourage health improvement through employer-based initiatives.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state's oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 150,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in South Burlington and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.