One of the key facets of our strategic community investment is our Community Partner Organization (CPO) program. Regence works with select CPOs to create multi-year partnerships. In an effort to effect significant impact for these nonprofit partners, CPOs receive comprehensive assistance through financial grants, event support, board member involvement, featured placement in the annual two-week Employee Giving Campaign and employee volunteer support. The outcome is that we deliver more dollars and overall support to nonprofit organizations and leave them in a stronger position to carry out their work than when we began the relationships. Our current slate of CPOs, broken out by state:
Idaho Community Partner Organizations
American Heart Association's (AHA) mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To help teach CPR to more people, Cambia will partner with AHA in 2012 to provide 7th graders and their teachers with CPR Anytime Kits — an all-in-one, personal CPR training kit.
Northwest Children's Home (NCH) serves youth ages six to 17 that have experienced childhood trauma such as exposure to drugs and alcohol, abuse, abandonment or violence in their home. The Home’s mission is to provide quality rehabilitative, therapeutic and educational services for children and their families. Cambia’s partnership with NCH — 2010 through 2013 — is aimed at funding extensive upgrades to its classrooms, which will allow NCH to serve more children and with the latest technology.
Oregon Community Partner Organizations
American Heart Association's (AHA) mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Since 2010, Cambia has provided financial and volunteer support toward its nonprofit mission to fight heart disease and stroke.
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) works to address the root causes of hunger through public policy advocacy and education programs, as well as food distribution to pantries across Oregon and SW Washington. Our partnership with OFB — 2011 through 2013 — focuses on support for business planning, capacity building, education and marketing outreach.
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) helps kids become confident readers by providing individual volunteer attention and new, take-home books. Cambia’s three-year partnership with SMART began in 2011, providing funds it is using to build capacity to reach children across the state.
Utah Community Partner Organizations
American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Our partnership will support a combination of special events and provide resources that will strengthen the American Red Cross’ ability to respond to emergencies and increase emergency preparedness among all Utah residents.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Utah provides one-to-one mentoring for children, ages six through 18, in Salt Lake area and Utah Counties. Its partnership with Cambia — 2011 through 2013 — will allow it to undergo a strategic planning process to establish a more community-based structure: serving children based on neighborhood, providing staff in all communities served and expanding training for staff and mentors to better prepare them to provide service to the children facing adversity in these communities.
Washington Community Partner Organizations
Food Lifeline is dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington, through its network of 300 food banks, meal programs and shelters. Our partnership with Food Lifeline — 2011 through 2013 — is directed toward its development of a children’s nutrition program.
Treehouse is uniquely committed to improving the lives of kids living in foster care. In 2011 alone, more than 5,000 foster children used Treehouse services. Cambia’s support for Treehouse — 2011 through 2013 — provides funding toward development of an educational model that emphasizes ambitious goals of achieving graduation rate equity for foster youth.
Second Harvest is fighting hunger by bring community resources together to feed the hungry in Eastern Washington and North Idaho with their partnership of more than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers. Their partnership with Second Harvest — 2012 through 2013 — supports their initiatives with healthy eating and feeding children.