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Care Van® Program
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is proud to be the statewide sponsor of The Caring Foundation of TexasSM (CFT). In this role, BCBSTX covers 100% of the administrative costs of the foundation. Working with the foundation is a natural extension of the company's proud history of caring for medically underserved residents of Texas.
One in four children in Texas does not receive proper medical care. The Care Van program provides access to preventive health services with an emphasis on childhood immunizations and oral health services to uninsured and medically underserved children through its new fleet of 10 custom vans.
Since it began in 1997, the Care Van program has given more than 1.3 million immunizations to Texas children, a significant achievement in preventive health. In 2018, the Care Van program announced new immunization outreach initiatives for pregnant mothers and grandparents caring for little ones.
CFT has also partnered with the National Kidney Foundation® and the Texas Kidney Foundation to support both organizations in their efforts to reduce chronic kidney disease. Both organizations will use Care Vans to provide free preventive screenings and education to communities across Texas. These new partnerships are supported by BCBSTX through the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative.
For additional information about the Care Van program, volunteer and donation information, and to see when the van will be in your neighborhood, please visit the Care Van site .
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