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Image of Horizon report Creating a Healthier New JerseyHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has released its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which shows its foundation has provided $7.4 million in grants to make New Jersey a healthier place, while its employees donated 5,000 hours of volunteer service to nonprofit groups.

Key initiatives in 2017 included a $250,000 grant to the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey to combat the opioid crisis with a focus on education and prevention. The initiative included a series of Town Hall meetings with residents throughout the state and the launch of a new website, www.KnockOutOpiodAbuse.DrugFreeNJ.org, providing substance abuse disorder resources.

Since 2004, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has invested more than $53 million in grants that support the health and well-being of Garden State residents.

Horizon BCBSNJ’s employees have logged nearly 45,000 volunteer hours under the Horizon Cares program. Nonprofit organizations and educational institutions have also benefited from $2.5 million in corporate gift matches associated with charitable giving from Horizon employees.

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