All In Chicago: Partnering to make Chicago a healthier place to be with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
It is estimated that in 2018 there will still be more than 500,000 Cook County residents without health insurance. For the past three years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has been the presenting sponsor of our All In™ breakfast event. We asked BCBSIL’s Dr. Derek Robinson, a speaker at All In™ Chicago 2017, to offer a brief summation of what it means to him, to be All In™ :
There’s more to innovation than technology and gadgets – it’s also about moving people outside of zones of comfort and traditional ways of thinking to solve problems.
At All In™ Chicago, we challenged stakeholders across the health industry to work together to address the challenges of improving health and access to health care for many Chicagoans.
Health care is about more than what happens in a physician’s office. It’s about treating the whole person and recognizing barriers: physical barriers such as lack of transportation and housing, but also the social or demographic factors that lead to health disparities. It’s also about working collectively to find ways to overcome those barriers to give all Chicagoans the opportunity attain their best possible health.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is committed to expanding access to quality, cost-effective health care, improving population health and increasing health equity. Who’s with us? Who’s All In?
With generous support from partners like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, we’re able to provide access to care for over 10,000 patients each year. How can we work together to become the first major metropolitan city to have a fully functioning system in place ensuring that every Chicago resident has access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place? All In™ generates discussions among community and industry leaders to ensure we find sustainable solutions to the questions posed above.
To learn more, visit www.allin-chicago.org