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As an active corporate citizen, Magellan is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families in need through corporate resources and employee-driven volunteerism.
Magellan Employees Give Back:
Magellan employees value hands-on service and a heartfelt commitment to providing hope to others. Magellan, and our more than 4,900 employees, have a history of community outreach guided by our commitment to caring. Last year alone, the entire Magellan team participated in more than 200 community giving efforts and donated nearly $500,000 in charitable contributions to a variety causes both through employee fundraisers as well as charitable sponsorships.
Magellan Employees Make a Difference:
Magellan's commitment to giving back is the foundation of our culture of caring and the centerpiece of our corporate social responsibility and community outreach activities. Our employee's passion and dedication to hands-on activism is what makes these efforts possible. The combination of these efforts allow both our company and our employees to have a more personal and meaningful impact on the world around us.
2012 Community Outreach Activities:
- 2012 Take Mental Health To Heart Campaign - In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Magellan launched its second annual Take Mental Health To Heart campaign in order to highlight that good mental health is a critical component to a person's total health and well-being. The 2012 campaign focus is on raising awareness about bullying-its various forms, warning signs, effects, ways to intervene and a call to action to "Plant a Seed" to spread further awareness and pledge to put an end to the devastating issue. Joining us in this year's campaign is The Jed Foundation, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among America's 20 million college and university student
2011 Community Outreach Activities:
- Hero Health Hire Employment Summit - Magellan Health Services, in partnership with The Honorable Hilda Solis, United States Secretary of Labor,convened the Hero Health Hire Employment Summit on June 22 with government officials, members of the military community and businessleaders from all segments of the health care industry. The summit served as a catalyst to link Wounded Warriors to committed employment opportunities in health care by further educating participants about the opportunities that exist to support Wounded Warriors and companies committed to affirmatively hiring those heroes. The dialogue also provided an opportunity to share best practices and make recommendations for improving the coordination of efforts and employment outcomes on behalf ofthe nation's returning heroes. Click here to view the video from the Hero Health Hire Summit held on June 22. To learn more about this important program, visit www.HeroHealthHire.com.
- 2011 Take Mental Health To Heart Campaign - During the month of May, Magellan launched Take Mental Health To Heart, a month-long campaign to raise awareness about the complex and unique mental wellness issues facing members of the military community and their loved ones. Together with the National Military Family Association-a leading nonprofit organization with 40 years of experience in supporting and improving the lives of officers and enlisted families in all seven Uniformed Services-and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield-one of Magellan's behavioral health customers-our mission was to further this important cause and give back to the people who bravely and selflessly defend our country. During the campaign, and as a way to personally give back to service men and women, Magellan employees created, packed and mailed 110 military care packages for shipment to service members deployed overseas. In addition, $3,410 was donated to National Military Family Association through the sale of yellow ribbon lapel pins. On July 20, to honor the campaign's pledge, Magellan and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield presented a $53,410 donation to National Military Family Association to support its programs and services for members of the military and their families.
- Do Something! For Children's Wellness - On Wednesday, August 24, employees from our Columbia, MD office gathered together with other local residents at the Howard County Conservancy for Do Something! For Children's Wellness - a community summit designed to shed light on the social challenges facing children and youth today, and ways to improve their health, happiness and well-being. In conjunction with Business Volunteers Unlimited, Magellan sponsored the first-time event in order to spotlight the issues impacting youth in Howard County, where Magellan currently employees nearly 380 individuals. The goal of the summit is to celebrate service, connect citizens who care about our community, and highlight opportunities for volunteerism. The event was attended by more than 100 individuals, including Magellan employees, local residents and non-profit representatives. Participating non-profit participants included: Best Buddies Maryland, Girls on the Run, HC DrugFree, Healthy Families Howard County, PFLAG, Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and Y of Central Maryland Building Futures Mentoring Program. To learn more, visit http://dosomething824-eorg.eventbrite.com/.
- Magellan Spirit Team - Established in 2004, the Magellan Spirit Team was formed to bring unity to our community outreach efforts and to foster companywide engagement. The efforts of our Spirit Team have culminated in enterprise-wide initiatives geared to not only make a difference in the lives of others, but to also promote a culture of unity, excitement and pride among employees. The work of the Spirit Team is focused on investing in the Magellan community - both internal and external. Internally, our initiatives include honoring diversity among employees, creating a preferred work place and celebrating employees. Externally, our initiatives have included military appreciation campaigns as well as numerous charity drives geared toward fulfilling a community need. Such collections have included food, school supplies, clothing and more. Our Spirit Team also spearheaded a companywide fundraiser to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which raised $230,000.
- MYLIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) - Founded by Magellan of Arizona in 2008, MY LIFE consists of teens and young adults facing mental health, substance abuse and/or foster care challenges. Through regular meetings and local and national workshops, presentations and performances, the group focuses on inspiring youth to share their stories and support each other in their recovery goals. Its purpose is to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, inspire other teens to seek help if needed, and take an active role in changing the behavioral health system for the better. Each year, MYLIFE groups across the country host youth involvement festivals - MY Fest - and features live music, entertainment, art, food, and information about resources and services from a variety of youth and family-based organizations. The annual festival is planned and produced entirely by MYLIFE youth members. During the past three years, the Arizona MYLIFE group has grown to more than 100 members and has inspired and educated more than 8,000 youth and families about mental health issues. Also, the group has provided youth the opportunity to meet face-to-face with state government officials to share concerns and ideas about the issues affecting youth in the local community. In addition to Arizona, MY LIFE has recently established four additional groups in Pennsylvania and Florida. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/MYLIFEyouth.
- BJC Wings Pediatric Hospice Program - In the past 10 years, Magellan, its vendors and our St. Louis employees have raised more than $250,000 for Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital (BJC) Wings Pediatric Hospice Program - a specialized, one-of-a-kind program for children with life-limiting illnesses. In 2010, $30,506 was raised for BJC Wings through the site's annual golf tournament and trivia night. The funds collected support the hospital's Labyrinth Retreat for Teens, which is designed to help individuals cope after experiencing a loss. The goal of the retreat is to promote positive expressions of grief and encourage recovery.
- NAMIWALKS - Each year, Magellan employees, along with their families and friends, walk alongside members, advocates and concerned citizens in support of their local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter. NAMIWALKS help raise money and awareness about our country's need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness. In 2010, Team Magellan had more than 300 participants in 14 walks across the country. Together, Magellan raised more than $30,000 to support NAMI's programs nationwide.
- Natural and Other Local Disasters - In an effort spearheaded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Magellan joined the Our Home, Louisiana Coalition as an active partner in April 2010 in the aftermath of the Gulf Coast oil spill. Magellan provided mental health screenings during 12 Coastal Care Fairs, held in seven coastal parishes. In addition, Magellan took the lead in establishing a dedicated, toll-free information resource line to provide affected residents with information, education and resources to help them better cope with the ongoing situation. Magellan has also signed on as a funding partner to the Mercy Community Hope Project - a New Orleans based program geared toward the development of coping and psycho-social support groups for students and adult experiencing stress as a result of the oil spill. In recent years, Magellan also provided support member and customer needs in the wake of the 2008 Iowa floods and organized an employee-driven fundraising drive for donations to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief.
- Public Sector Behavioral Health - Helping consumers and families build their resiliency skills and facilitate recovery requires partnerships with consumers, family members, community resources and many others. Magellan's commitment is not only visible through the extensive programming and services made available, but it is also apparent through the company's dedication to enriching the local community. For example, local programming in Maricopa County, AZ has included youth enrichment activities, community scholarships and more. Since 2007, Magellan has given away more than 900 computers in Maricopa County to eligible service recipients and/or family members, community agencies and providers in order to provide a unique, recovery tool to those who need it.
Community Partnerships & Advocacy:
Magellan Health Services is proud to work alongside many local and national advocacy organizations to promote access to resources, quality of care and the advancement of the industries in which we work: