WILLIAMSPORT – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently provided Project Bald Eagle with a $4,900 grant to produce an online Naloxone training program to be utilized as a resource on the Pennsylvania Department of Health's website for citizens and law enforcement throughout Pennsylvania. The online training program will have closed-captioning capabilities and will be based on Project Bald Eagle’s existing live training program.
Naloxone is a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and has become a powerful tool in addressing this epidemic. In 2014, Pennsylvania passed Act 139 allowing first responders and regular citizens to obtain and administer this life-saving drug. Training is recommended for citizens and approved training is required for all first responders.
About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, serves approximately 3.3 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue card program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the market leader in commercial market share, and has strong Medicare Advantage market share as well. Highmark is the largest and highest-rated Medicare Advantage program in Pennsylvania with a CMS rating of 4.5 Stars. In western Pennsylvania, its unaided brand awareness, brand preference and overall brand rating are significantly higher than its closest competitor. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employs nearly 4,000 people in western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visitwww.highmark.com.